Saturday, April 25, 2015

Eye candy

Taken between intermittent showers at . . .

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Growing beauties

Behold, the first iris to bloom at Boulderneigh:

This lovely variety is in both our long crescent-shaped iris bed and in a solo clump in the island flower bed. We aren't going to have a good showing of iris this year; that long bed is in serious need of an overhaul. It's choked with weeds, disrupted by rodents, and probably in need of dividing. Maybe bored little faeries will transform it on moonlit nights; I can't see the humans getting to it in the foreseeable future!

I turned the ewes and lambs out this afternoon for the short time we were home. The lambs are getting so big – probably because they are getting the hang of gobbling up that green, green grass!

Here are the lambs and both mamas, with blooming broom in the background.

The sheep have shown an appetite for broom this year. Maybe I can hire them out to help eradicate this noxious weed!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Music men

Consider this "Music Monday" – on a Wednesday. ;-)

Several weeks ago I took this photo at Brian's violin lesson. I call it "Happy Feet."

This week, Brian graduated from a couple fiddle tunes, with accompaniment by his teacher on bouzouki. Here's hoping listening to it gives you happy feet!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Compass points

Even when I don't get to spend much time at home, our little piece of heaven blesses me. Above is my current view when I step out of the garage in the morning to head to the barn, with leafing out Sunset maples and a Pink Walloper rhodie on either side of the steps in the foreground, lawn and lilacs in the middle distance, and our barn/sheep fold beyond. The camera is pointing ESE.

This evening while riding my horse, I stopped and captured the view above. The arena is in the foreground, barn and sheep in the pasture in the middle distance, with our home beyond. Coincidentally, the camera is pointing WNW. It is all "home sweet home."

Thankful, at . . .