Dearest readers, it was such a treat to hear from so many of you the other day. Truly. Thank you for your comments filled with good cheer. I am blessed by your best wishes.
As you can see, I've finished stitching Miss Maggie and I had fun showing her around our "bit of earth" today, as the sun was shining and the breezes were drying the laundry on the line. (I am wearing jeans, as it is 61 degrees here today. I know. Heavenly).
The clump of day lilies that Batman transplanted by the shed are very happy, tucked under the overhang, yet watered by the drippings off the metal roof.
The pear and apple trees are beginning to fruit, and it is their promise that has me hoping for the future...apple sauce, pear tarts, treats from our very own yard. Hollyhocks, the seedlings a gift from our friend Gary, are blooming and the bees are intoxicated with their pollen. The cherry tomatoes are big enough to stake, the lettuce is coming on strong and you can watch the wax beans and sunflowers grow by the minute. The pumpkin plants are blossoming and now I am dreaming of far off pies, infused with cloves and nutmeg and cinnamon.
The Swedes are coming soon, and the house will be filled with the buzz of family, food and love, for just a little bit. But some is so much better than none.
Sending you best wishes from our little slice of heaven here in central Vermont.