hey everyone !
i went on a little "mini-vacation" from may 10-15 and took a train to canada to see my cousin. she has a vacation house on georgian bay, which is a bay that is off of lake huron. she lives about a 5 minute walk from the beach. we drove to the blue mountains, which are part of the niagara falls escarpment. i wanted to reconnect with my cousin and the canadian part of my mom's family. it was just what i needed, as i just felt the love and acceptance that you get when you are part of a family. i walked along the water-line of the beach there and collected some stones and driftwood. i took off my shoes and socks and walked in the chilly water. it was peaceful and no one else was on the beach. this weekend is a canadian holiday, victoria day and my cousin said that's when the beach season officially starts there.
so i got home this morning and played with my dogs and watered my yard. my irises are blooming, some of them have 5-6 blooms on each stalk. the day i left, my rose bush had one rose on it, today it has about 3 dozen. the yellow neon allium i planted has come up but not bloomed yet. i can see the little buds on top. my echinacea's are twice as big this year, but they won't start sending up shoots until mid-summer. the peony is about to bloom one of the six flowers on it and i'm going to take a pic of it for my girlfriend because she gave it to me and it didn't bloom in her yard cause of the shade. the hydrangea's are getting little green buds on them and i don't know when those will bloom yet.
i feel relaxed and peaceful and happy that my yard is blooming.
i hope to be posting more pics soon!