June arrived with a few really hot and humid days and even severe thunder storm warnings, but we didn’t get any.
One of the first things we did when going out the back door was look over to the baker’s rack and check the progress of the robins. Once the babies had left the nest it was always bare. Robins abandon the nest after the babies leave, so now it looks like a bird is still there. I didn’t have the heart to remove the nest, so I went shopping around the garden and found a bird ornament that fit perfectly on the nest.
I have another robin nest that was used years ago over the front light. This one was removed and it has always been on the shelf in the garage. I set it on a shelf on the garden workbench and found another bird ornament to sit in it. So much nicer to be on display than on a shelf in the garage. There is also another bird ornament sitting on a little clay dish that resembles a nest.
There are lots of blooms in the garden. June is bursting out all over.
The wild columbine put on a lovely show of blooms.
Begonias in a big pot in the shady front garden. Some coleus are planted here too.
The first of the daylilies are blooming.
I love yellow iris and they are gorgeous this year.
I use tomato cages to support the peonies, put them in just after the shoots appear
I read the latest book in the series of Sgt. Windflower, All That Glitters. My review of it is here. This is the 13th book in the series by Canadian author Mike Martin and is set in Newfoundland. I highly recommend this series.
Find a yummy recipe to cook.
Asparagus has been in season. We purchase ours from Willowcreek Farm and Sue, one of the owners, shared her recipe for potato asparagus soup. I made it at the beginning of the week and it was so delicious. Here is the recipe if you want to make your own.
I’ve been working on a new embroidery project from Clever Poppy called The Gardening Bee.
I received some fun mail from New Zealand this week … a confident maker bag and a super confident needle minder.
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.
Grab your favourite tea or coffee and have a ‘brew’tiful day.
What is blooming in your garden as June starts?