Hello, Dear Friends, I hope all those who
celebrate Mother's Day had a wonderful day!
Before I take you to meet more of my flowers,
I want to show you the reason I celebrate Mother's Day.....
This was taken at my youngest son's wedding
last August. He is the one on the left.
His brother was best man and his sisters
They are the loves of my life
and are also a lot of fun.
I can't imagine life without them.
There is only 5 years between the eldest and the youngest.
(They are now in their 30's)
They are not only close in age, they are also
close in spirit.
We are truly blessed.
Now that they are all living lives of their own,
I have more time to spend in the garden :)
This garden was built by my youngest son
when he was a teenager. You can't see the stone
wall now with all the flowers, but even in the winter,
it looks very pretty.
I have Forget Me Not with other wildflowers....
Buttercup and Fringe Cup.
Blue Camassia blooms behind.
Ramblin' Man steps out of his tool shed.
The Fringe Cup is the tall green flower.
This is a close-up. They self-seeded and I welcomed
them into the garden.
Can you see Weenie Baby in the background?
I planted fragrant Narcissus along the front this past Autumn,
and I was very pleased with them.
They bloomed for weeks and filled the whole yard
with their fragrance.
I interspersed them with native Camassia.
This bulb was an important food source
for native peoples of the area.
There are many varieties and I would like to plant more.
I will show you these again when they are fully bloomed.
I love wildflowers.
I'm not the only one!
The Spanish Hyacinth multiply in
a wooded glade by the house.
Bleeding Heart grows nearby.
The Apple Trees are blooming, too.
A view of the garden from the Apple Tree.
Ramblin' Man's tool shed garden
has a few blooms already, too.
Azalea makes friends with Ivy.
A carved stone owl peers from
the window ledge. Ramblin' Man
has had this since we were newlyweds :)
I think he needs to wash the window!
Vinca and Forget Me Not bloom at
Columbine with unfurling Western Sword Fern.
The fern self-seeded and I let her stay.
Peanut walks among a woodland colony of Fringe Cup
along the driveway.
Western Bleeding Heart grows alongside.
Sweet and delicate, they carpet the forest floor.
The trees are nearly all leafed out now.
Everything is so lush and green.
Can you see the tiny Weenie Baby and Peanut?
(They are just to the right of the driveway)
Since I have stopped feeding the birds,
it is much quieter this spring,
but there are several species
Dark-eyed Juncos, Song Sparrows, Mourning Doves
and Wood Pigeons.
Robins, Chick-a-Dee's, and the beautiful
Western Tanager, but I have lost
my Stellar Jays and the orange bodied Black Headed Grosbeak.
The Crow pair nested in a nearby fir and I saw
them today with their two fledglings who
have learned to fly already.
I still have the hummingbirds;
the tiny, brightly colored Rufous,
and the larger, green Anna's.
They are fearless in defending their territory,
and we are 'buzzed' by them every time we step
'Down Back', the Snowball Viburnum hedge is in full bloom.
Big, fluffy pom-poms!
So many! I need to fill some vases!
That will have to wait, as we are having
days of rain right now.
In the meantime I will be finishing the updates to my sewing room
and will share that with you when I am done.
I also hope to share some very special news
with you soon!
I hope you have enjoyed taking a stroll to visit
my flowers with me, Dear Friends.
Thank you for your sweet visits.