taking a moment to find joy in the little things
I wish these were all from my yard, but they are from a friend's garden. Only the last two flower pics are from my garden.
We've had all sorts of happy excitement in our backyard recently. The praying mantis egg sac hatched and this year we caught it while it was hatching. Every year we seem to discover it at a different stage and it was really neat to see the babies still hatching.
We also have a resident mama duck and her five ducklings that visit looking for food. They have gotten pretty used to us and let us get pretty close now.
My husband wanted us to go to a park and play together - he on guitar, me on violin or mandolin. I'm just not very confident in these situations and found myself photographing the situation more than playing. I did play several fiddle tunes with him and for the most part people just ignored us.
getting some real progress on the side of my house....
May 2014 - before planting
May 2014 - after adding several plants
May 2015 - plants came back and look lovely and established
May 2015 - after adding mulch
the garden is coming along nicely also