Yesterday, summer came to Minnesota. It was 86 degrees, muggy as can be, and the sun tinged my cheeks pink. Like a steamy summer day, it ended with green skies, hail, and funnel clouds. But before the weather turned wet, I took a break from writing, and from basting quilts, and snapped a few pictures from the garden.
The four lilac bushes grow tall and narrow against the path between houses, and their tops are covered with buds now. It looks to be a spectacular display when they open; I can almost smell them already!
Elsewhere in the yard things are looking up now too. The sugar snap peas are up, the spinach is thriving, and the spring bulbs are starting to bloom in earnest. Even some of the “weeds” are very cheerfully blooming.
Today I am watching the passing showers, and working on assembling three quilt sandwiches. Soon there will be fun quilty things to show you. In the meantime, I hope you will simply enjoy the visit to my garden.
“For me, a weed is a plant out of place.” — Donald Culross Peattie
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