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Magic in Nature

Here's to 3 happy things

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The sun is here, the sun has arrived!! We went from dreary, rainy cold spring to 85 degrees literally overnight. My plants are still trying their darnedest to recover. For my part my embracing the change as if I've traveled to this new place without my luggage. Quite a freeing feeling:) There is a lot to do outdoors and I have plenty of other projects to report on as well. But today I give you three photos of happiness in my life.

IMG_0844Miss Cleopatra doesn't mind all that much when I throw her into an herb bed for a photo op. She has been hunting Tweetie birds and I have been playing with those herbs she is about to nibble. That one in front is Salad Burnet. A perennial whose leaves taste a bit like cucumber. It is terrific in salads and interesting in eggs as well. She is also leaning a bit into the Catmint. A regal beauty when in bloom in the garden. Plus it's great for a relaxing tea. Weeding is my key activity this week. The fun part of weeding is finding what goodies are popping up and just when you think you've lost something there it is! Hiding behind a clump of inappropriate grass.

And speaking of finding goodies look at this beauty. IMG_0841 My peonies are not that fragrant this year as all the flowers seem a bit watered down. I know whatever comes up next will begin to have that warm summer fragrance, but nothing can beat the impact of the first colorful blooms you see in your garden. Right now the peonies are in company with purple Iris, the first colorful Roses and a multitude of blooming herbs.

And then there is this colorful roving that is making me very happy when I need to escape the heat. IMG_0839 I'm spinning up a storm right now. Getting ready for the first of several online spinning classes that will be available soon, soon, soon. More on that in the near future;) But I can say that this BFL/Silk from Blue Moon Fiber Arts is spinning like a dream. Spinning to me is like writing. If I do either activity for a minimum of 20 minutes I just don't want to stop. I used to think 10 minutes was the key, but for me I crossover the happy line and keep on chugging past 20min.

Tomorrow I have a group project to tell you about! And some posts in other areas of my life will be popping up this weekend too.