Thursday, May 21, 2009

Richard and Danyel came last Saturday with full intentions of mowing the whole place. As you know, it had been raining for days but Saturday looked to be a fine day, lot of sun and some humidity. It proved to be unsuitable for much mowing - the grass was still to wet. I snapped this picture of the
two of them mowing in the pasture. They usually have mower races or mow in circles each trying to out do the other. This view if from my kitchen door, some distance from where they were mowing.

My daughter Joan works strange hours and as a result she has every other Monday off. We try to get together for shopping or just browsing at least once a month. Last Monday was out day out and what a nice time we had. She had been wanting to meet my friends at the Grant Street Wool Works so we went to Chambersburg. She, Linda and Pat really hit if off! She and Linda discovered that they both had a shoe fetish. I gathered from the conversation that it is a toss up as to who has the most shoes. The last time Joan and I had a day out we went to the mall because I needed to get my hair trimmed. This takes about a half hour. She said she needed a pair of brown sandles and would look for them while I get the cut. She returned in the half hour time with 6 - SIX - pairs of shoes! However, after we left Chambersburg we did not go to the mall this time. Instead we went out on Rt. 30 to a resturant that we like and had a very nice lunch. After that we headed home via Greencastle where we stopped at the antique mall. We shopped the whole mall - I was very good and did not find anything that I couldn't live without - however Joan did find a small piece for one of her collections. All in all, a fun day with lots of laughs and good companionship.

My yard is beginning to bloom - a reward for all of the hard work that Richard did last fall.

The first of the peonies is in bloom. This one is a particulary pretty one because of its deep color.

I have only two of these plants. They
are at the bottom of the stairs leading
to my front door. The are prolific bloomers and give much color to the front of the house.
The iris is my favorite flower and we have planted many of them in the yard. They are just beginning to bloom and I just had to picture them.
The main iris garden runs the length of my driveway and is a thing to behold when most of the iris are in bloom. There are many colors and combinations to enjoy.
This is just a short view of the driveway.

This is truly a beauty! Pale lavender falls with yellow uprights. One of my favorites.

Pale blue/lavender a very prolific bloomer with blooms as big as a dinner plate and ruffles everywhere.
A beautiful red purple - with a yellow beard. Also large ruffled blooms. I do so love these flowers. I tried to get a picture of several of the "black" ones but my photography is not good enough to really show off their beauty.

I hope you have enjoyed this short tour of my garden. I get so much pleasure from it that it is hard not to share. I sit at my computer, which is in front of a window overlooking the front yard and really enjoy what I see.
I have started to give some thought to another workshop for rug hookers but it has not jelled as yet. More on this later. In the meantime I will be giving a dyeing workshop (dyeing 102 for those of you that have taken 101 - this is different) in my home on June 19 from 10 till 2-3. Fo more information e-mail me at
My quote for this blog is as follows:
Dreams are postacrds from our subconcious.
Dennis Koenig
Happy hooking, one and all.


Kathy (woolfind) said...

Flowers are just beautiful Doris! Looks like you have a really big piece of property. How nice!
Can't wait to hear what your next class will be about..

weaverpat said...

Hi Doris,
What lovely flowers. Your meadow is sooo green and lush! Loved meeting Joan. Please bring her along again!