Also, since I just have to tell you about the neat things I find, I ran across the prettiest little stitchery pattern this morning. It is a free pattern, but you have to give your email address and The Stitching Cow will mail it to you. Not being disrespectful, that's her blog name. Pretty lady. And pretty stitchery! Check it out.
My chickens are pouting a bit lately and giving me the evil eye every time I look out my window.
Thing is - I had let them out the other day and then gone back inside to do something else and forgot about them. Mistake. When I looked out later, most of them had hopped over the fence and were in our vegetable garden happily scratching and throwing things everywhere. This little nasturtium had been totally ripped up. I stuck everything back in the dirt (except the chickens - they went back into their own place), and most things seem to be surviving, even if they do look a little worse for the wear. And the chickens are confined to their pen.
This is what I see when I open my front door.
And this is just to the right. The writing is almost completely faded from the star, but it says, "Love".I made that little grapevine wreath this year from clippings from our very own vines. I had bought some muscadines and scuppernongs (Southern grape varieties ) at a roadside market when we visited my Mom in Mississippi years ago. They are not everyone's cup of tea. Mr. Cutie Pie wanted NO part of them. But I like them and they make wonderful jams and jellies. My grandmother made those when she was still here on earth and still in the jam-making mode. Anyway, I planted the seeds from those grapes I bought and now they've grown and grown. Still no grapes, but I live in hope!
Some of our azaleas are dropping their pretty flowers now,
but other varieties are just coming into full bloom.