I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
John Burroughs

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

"What is so rare as a day in June?"

 June 8, 2022

After the beautiful one and a quarter inches of rain that fell yesterday, there is the perfume of "green" in the air today. A zephyr is blowing, the sunshine is warm, and big, fluffy white clouds are drifting over, a perfect June day. Yes, the grass needs to be cut, and so many other chores need doing....but...today is a day to just enjoy.

 I wandered around the yard, checking on all my sprigs and sprouts, seeing new things poking up and other things getting bigger. The gardens are pretty much planted as far as I want to go at this point.

A painted turtle came wandering in the driveway last week

and now seems to be happily ensconced in the pond, basking on the 'turtle log' every day.

The robin chicks are bigger.
June 2

There were four, but I can't see the fourth one in this picture.
June 8

The bluebirds are busy foraging and feeding their young, going in and out of the nest box all day long. The phoebe and chipping sparrow nests are both doing well, their respective parents very busy. 

The potato barrels are topped up with soil as far as they can be now, so I will be just watching them grow!

My rescued peony is going to be beautiful this year. It's loaded with buds.

What do you do with these rhubarb stalks??

There is a meter stick in there to show their size, some of the stalks are half the size of my wrist, and look at that umbrella sized leaf.

Garlic is doing well.

The creeping thyme is spreading nicely among the stones on the walkway I made last spring.

Here is a recent picture off of the trail camera along the trail behind the barn. He/she is just a little critter.
Going back out to enjoy the day now!


  1. We used to see a lot of juvenile bears and deer along Simpson Pitt Rd. My girls great uncle used to feed the deer on the road to the dump somewhere back in there. Art has left this mortal coil, and the wild life seems to have moved on too.

    1. Thankfully, the Ministry no longer has folk feeding the deer, or my garden would not be able to exist without serious protective measures!

  2. Everything looks so good! I love the creeping thyme between the walkway stones. I need to try that.

  3. Thanks Leigh. The aroma is lovely when I mow over it.