I love this time of year. First of all, school is coming to an end. That means we survived another school year. Maybe not gracefully, but we made it to the end and that has to count for something. The weather is usually very nice. It is warm and sunny but not the punishing heat of mid-summer. And most of all, my yard starts to really shine in the months of May and June. I took a few pictures to share with you. It’s funny, I was standing out there taking pictures of my own flowers and wondering if my neighbors would think I was crazy 😀 Anyway, first up is my violets. They will be pretty all summer and until the first frost. I bought these at a local greenhouse and I think there was one little flower there. They have spread like crazy.
Next, is a picture of my lilacs. I love lilacs! I have a purple one and a pink one. They are both in bloom now and smell so pretty. The blooms will be gone before mid-summer so now is the time to enjoy them. This is a picture of my purple lilacs.
The best part of my yard this time of year is the irises. I have at least 30 of them. I have purples, whites, pinks, plums, and burgundys, as well as a really neat variegated iris. The variegated irises are just about to bloom so I didn’t get a picture of them. The white ones were the first to unfurl and I got a picture of them to share.
Finally, I have some pictures of a little visitor we had. The kids loved this! It’s a little toad that hubby found out in the garden. I was surprised how close he let us get. Hubby carried him over so the kids could take a look. The little toadie was very cooperative for a little impromptu photo shoot. Everyone was very amused when he nearly jumped into my lap. I decorously… erm, squealed and jumped out of the way! Then he got carted around the yard by my oldest boy until I made hubby put the poor thing back in the garden. I was worried that the poor toad was terrified 🙂
Have a great day!