...last fall and earlier this spring, I started up a couple of new flower patches at our lake property; I'd like to say I dug up these patches, but because we barely have any topsoil on our property as we are perched on a rocky shore, I started these patches with soil bought in bags which I simply dumped all over the ground... (I really should be getting truckloads of soil delivered as I need so much of it!) Over these new garden patches which used to be unattractive bare spots of gravelly dirt, I sprinkled all sorts of flower seeds which, as you can see above, have definitely germinated. (Isn't that borage plant just fabulous and all from a wee little seed!) Eventually, I'd like to grow berries and veggies in one of these patches but that will involve building a deer fence, so for now I'll quite happily watch my flowers from seed packets grow, keep adding soil to the patch and more seeds until I can get a deer fence built. (It might be a little while before that happens as we do have quite a to-do list at the lake!...) And of course, with flower patches, and especially new ones, there will always be weeds (I'm sure I must have every possible weed growing on our property!) and weeding to be done, and that's what I was doing earlier this week when I went to the lake for a couple of days...
Everything I've planted in the last few years, such as the lilacs above and roses below, is growing rather nicely there and it all looked especially lovely just before a thunderstorm passed through; I still had sun at my back when I took the pictures you see here, but ahead of me, the sky was starting to look rather menacing! The resulting downpour was amazing and, once the sun came out again after all the drama, everything looked so beautifully verdant... Don't you just love spring thunderstorms!
Because I was away at the lake for a big part of this last week, I didn't get around to listing any pillowcases in my Etsy shop as I said I would, but I will do so after our long weekend here (Monday is a holiday in Canada); so, on Tuesday, May 19, I will start by listing the Liberty and Linen pillowcase below as well as a sprinkling of old and new pillowcases (see mosaic below).
Perhaps you've noticed if you've visited my blog before that I've done a bit of housekeeping in my blog's sidebar. I've tried to make it all look a bit neater and I've also added some clickable social media icons; I've had Facebook and Instagram accounts for a while now but I've never really used them much, and certainly not in conjunction with my blog, but now I will start updating them with my blog posts and photos. So, if you are on Facebook and Instagram and also use Pinterest and Bloglovin, I'd love it if you would pop by to visit me there and see what I'm up to! Thanks so much for coming by today and I hope you have a lovely weekend!