The month of May is quickly going by. So much needed rain last weekend quenched the parched ground. Rain water is so much better for the garden than using a hose pipe.
Mountain bluets, Centaurea montana, or batchelor’s buttons. This variety is Alba, with white flowers with mauve/blue centers. Keep spent blooms snipped off and it will produce more blooms.
The red bellied woodpecker is a regular visitor to the garden and really enjoys the peanut feeder.
The white crowned sparrows can be found in many parts of the garden.
The grey catbird has a lovely song, sometimes it tries to imitate other birds and sometimes it has a soft mewing sound, hence its name.
One of the resident rabbits is helping to keep down the stalkers (as I call the stalks of the dandelions).
The baby robins are growing so quickly. The day after this photo was taken the young robins left the nest. I has been a joy to watch them grow and take photographs of them.
We hear the phoebe around the garden but haven’t been able to get a photo of it yet. I’ll keep being patient.
Check out Saturday’s Critters and see lots more wonderful wildlife photos.
Slow stitching this week was cross stitch on a wood cutout which was cut from a Glowforge laser cutter (from Quinte West Library). This was a craft session at the Frankford Library branch.
All supplies and directions were supplied by the library.
These discs aren’t big and I put a dime beside one of the photos so you can see the size.
Stitching was slow going. I started out following the pattern but did waver and end up adding my own touches to it, including some of the pattern and colours of embroidery floss I had on hand.
After finishing I added a circle of felt to the back and a keyring through the hole. It was an interesting project to work on.
The second one I did had a simple chevron pattern in 3 colours. I used 12 strands of floss to complete this one and covered the back with a circle of felt.
Both have key rings added to them. I haven’t decided if they will be keyfobs or not.
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.
Find a yummy recipe to cook.
I’ve been enjoying wraps for lunch now the weather is getting warmer. I use gluten free wraps, but you can use any wrap you prefer. I choose a selection of fillings from mayo, lettuce, carrots, boiled eggs, chicken, rice & scrambled eggs. The combinations are endless, depends what is in the fridge or growing in the garden. As always you can see how to make them here.
If you are heading into spring, I hope you are enjoying the lovely weather and all the growth in the garden. Thanks to those that follow along and leave comments or send messages. All are appreciated.