enjoying the quietness and beauty...............
I watched, with intrigue, a rabbit........
dashing, back and forth, with something
in it's mouth
I quietly got closer and could see it was gathering strings of weed and grass.
Mouthful after mouthful, several times, until it finally stopped
over the place it was carrying the assortment.
Later in the day, I quietly snuck up to the place where the rabbit
had been placing the weeds, to discover a small nest
it had made for itself underneath a group of wildflowers.
Weeks have passed, and yesterday I went once again, to check
and was wonderfully surprised to see a nest of baby rabbits.
A couple of weeks ago, we had non stop harsh
wind and dirt blowing for days.
The dirt covered everything in sight and it took me
days to rinse it all off. Just something that
is a "normal" here in Texas.
We have been getting an unusual amount of rain now,
and the change from dirt to moisture is wonderful.
I have decided to try container gardening this year.
So far, the containers have proven less work with weeding
and less attacks from pests.
Although at the moment, my garden looks pretty slim,
If you look a little closer.........
you will find, .............
There are cucumbers,
which, are already showing much goodness!
The lemon trees are starting to produce lemons.
I also planted gourds in a container to run up along the fence.
The only thing I have in the ground is pumpkins.
My little pomegranate tree/bush is starting to leaf out well.
My garden is in the far corner of the back yard and close enough to where
I can happily
sit out and look upon it
Across from it is my greenhouse,
and to the side ,is the wonderful wild woods.
One of the pretty flowers that is currently blooming ,is
the lantana bush. I love it's clusters of pink and yellow flowers.
This year I have a few that have grown up and done well.
One in the back patio,
one in the front of the greenhouse,
and one in the side greenhouse garden,
and one very large one out in the front entry way.
and all over the grounds.............where there is still remaining paddle cactus,
the blooms are brilliant in the bright sunshine........
June is here.........
It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes
and pleasant scents the noses.
Nathaniel Parker Willis
Wishing you calm and happy days !