Garden Called

The warming sunshine called me into the garden today.

Cold and rain has kept me indoors and garden clean up has been on hold.

Today I spent time cleaning flower and vegetable beds.

I made myself a centerpiece to enjoy for a little tea break.

A pit stop before the compost pile.

Faded beauty.
Faded beauty.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

A quick walk through the woods to enjoy the morning sunshine and calm winds.
What interesting things become visible as the leaves drop.
October will leave us soon. It went far to quickly.

Autumn in darker shades

Autumn in darker shades

I still will stop and gather pretty leaves while out walking around the garden.
I even tucked a few into some pages of a book to press–perhaps for a future little project.

What ducklings?

What ducklings?

The ducklings have grown up.
I have officially become “the duck lady”, with 14 ducks now waddling around the garden.
Pekin Ducks are quite low maintenance. Eat tons of bugs, and are less destructive then the chickens in the garden.
I have had a few offers to “take a couple of ducks”, but they were going to be “dinner”.
I just couldn’t do it!
They will be pets. Yes, the petting zoo grows.

The 500th Post

The 500th Post

As the sun is setting on the garden this evening, I can’t help but reflect on the start of this garden and my little garden blog.
So much has come from this little spot on earth. Food for our family, beautiful flowers for our home, peaceful moments, and opportunities I had only dreamed of.
Thank you to all who have stopped by and taken the time to explore the garden.
Those who have left comments, I read and appreciate each and every one.
For those that have chosen to follow me…thank you.
Hugs garden friends.