Bracken and I went to feed the chickens one day and he spotted something on the concrete chicken statue right outside their gate. A wee snail right on the eye. We thought it was so funny.
I always love taking pictures of raindrops. The different kinds of irises, almost in bloom, and in bloom, kept begging to be photographed, along with the leaves.
Lately whenever we go near the comfrey, there is a lot of buzzing from all the bumblebees enjoying the little purple comfrey flowers so much.
Some of the nettles in our nettles patch have green stems and some have purple stems. I wonder why that is? Anyone know?
Our little pea plants are coming up. We planted them a bit late this year, but in the meantime we are very much enjoying eating the snow peas from a nearby farm. Bracken loves them so much, he’s been known to confiscate them from my plate as soon as he’s gobbled them all up from his own.
We have one single blueberry plant that is still in bloom. Must be a later variety than all the rest, since they stopped blooming quite awhile ago. I don’t always keep the best track of everything we plant. I think I’ll remember and then over the years I forget.
We’re starting to get thimbleberries in the woods around our house. Bracken spots them from a mile away it seems and enlists the help of someone taller to pick them for him.
Each year mullein pops up in the garden and it feels like a surprise seeing where it emerges. I love the fuzzy, silvery leaves and they look especially silver on rainy days when they are all covered in raindrops.
We’re feeling thankful for the rain. I can almost hear the garden sighing with contentment.