The header illustrates, in my mind, what my world was like when I was a small kid. We lived several miles out of town, one of four houses behind a country store, nearly surrounded by fields and orchards which I explored. I've become aware that our front and back yards may be reflecting my long-ago playground.
Here are two views of the lower half of what was the former lawn. It's been over two years since we pulled out the lawn. We don't miss it at all. The daisy bushes have exploded all over the yard. Pow! Pow! Pow! I like the volunteer wild grass that has grown in a pathway. In May, or April, I'll pull it out. Soon, poppies will start showing their orange selves.
And, here's part of the backyard that looks like it belongs in a storybook. So I thought when I saw the photo. This spot gets nice shade in the afternoon. If we set a little round table there, we can sit and eat snacks or play at being an artist. Of maybe, instead, we can put a sofa there so we can take a snooze. Molly, no doubt would like either one.
Speaking of Molly, here's a photo of the Girl from Sunday morning. She patiently waited for me to go inside and get her breakfast. She did her best to shepherd me without walking in all the mud and wetness.
The first of each flower bloomed during the last several days. Whooo-hooo! Here's how they looked yesterday.
Notice the drops of water on the flowers. We've been having a lovely rain, the sort that reminds me of a Shirley Temple scene in which, wearing rain gear, an 8 or 9 year old Shirley hops and struts as she sings in the rain.
After writing that, I looked for the video. Here it is.
Bright colors are also finding their way into the house. On Saturday night, I finished the upstairs hallway curtains which was on my December to-do list. Only three months, which is pretty good for me.
I love the colors. While sewing the strips of fabric together, I was thinking how much I'd like a muumuu in those colors. Maybe I should simply wear the curtain.
Today's memes are Jesh's All Seasons and Angie's Mosaic Monday. Please give them a visit. Thank you, Ladies!