The gardens go from bland to sprouting and growing in the month of April. By the end of the month everything looks so green and lush.
The seasonal birds have all returned. The robins are busy with nest making and this year chose one of the shelves on the bakers rack I have in the garden.
A couple of days ago I had started to move some decorations to the shelves and the next day I noticed a nest in the corner that wasn’t there when the decorating began. So I left the area and watched from the deck and was lucky to capture a photo of the robin sitting on the nest.
The remainder of the decorating on the bakers rack will have to wait till the babies have left the nest.
The pollinators have been busy on the fragrant hyacinth that are blooming. Now they are flying around it is time to clear the debris off the gardens.
The red trillium are in bloom in the shady tree garden. Gorgeous to see.
Other garden areas have lots of green growth.
I managed to get a new project started and a rainy weekend at the end of the month will be a good time to work on it.
This is a free pattern from Clever Poppy. You can find the pattern under the Resources heading.
There is a pattern to download with easy to follow instructions.
Here are some photos of the neck light in use. It really lights up the embroidery and is fantastic for using in the evenings. I purchased mine from Amazon but I’m sure you can get them in various craft stores.
I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.
The month had very changeable weather, from days when we dressed in summer outfits and had bbq’s to chilly days when I cooked my version of goulash. There was an abundance of rain for the last two days of the month.