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{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ May 24, 2015

It's been more like an issue of Birds & Blooms around here than a blog, but that's because I don't have regular access to babies or small children of any variety and my remaining child at home is camera-averse at the moment. Gardening and yard work are what's happening around here, so please bear with me. :)


Some sweet pansies poking their little faces through the deck rails~

I haven't taken the time to determine what kind of butterfly this is, but it sure is purdy!

Coreopsis, also known as tickseed in these parts, is just coming into bloom.

It's especially charming mixed with daisies.


After much rain and many delays due to said rain, the beans are finally coming up in the vegetable garden.

{Not Really Funny . . .}

but I wanted to put this picture somewhere.  It's been rainy and cool this spring, which is perfect for growing mushrooms in the pansy pot.


The spinach and carrots in this little patch ONLY  are looking good, but the rest of the sixty-plus feet of carrots we planted and the five feet or so of spinach is spindly and stunted.  I'm blaming the soil.  This is our first year to have a garden in our new home, and the soil is uneven and unenriched.  Oh, well, you have to start somewhere.  Next year will be better.

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