“Sing a song of Spring” cried the sunshine of May,
And the whole world into blossom burst in one delightful day,
The patient apple tree blushed bright in clouds of rosy red,
And the dear birds sang with rapture in the blue sky overhead. ~ Celia Thaxter
……almost before Anne realised it, spring had come again to Green Gables and all the world was abloom once more.
~ LM Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
More bird notes:
We’ve delighted in observing two doves nesting in the corners of our car port and raise their little baby to fledglings. One bird of note is that a mocking-bird has nested in a tree where Lady Mitzy and I take her morning promenade and has it has not been very welcoming! I think it was using naughty bird language at us – Lol. All of the our baby birds have now fled the nest – sigh! That happens quick in the bird world. We had a visit from a crow, he sat upon on back yard fence giving us his cawing crow opinion. Now I have to say I think I have been mistaking back birds for crows as he was quite large, and loud and for the duration of his visit he proceeded to exasperate the nesting mocking birds. I think we were witness bird duel in the air as the mocking – bird chased the crow they would then reverse the chase – this was quite a site
Violet is for Faithfulness,
Which in me shall abide,
Hoping, likewise, that from my heart
You will not let slide.
I do believe that Mary Mason Campbell was speaking of wild violets. But my African violets do give me great pleasure, they have been quite happy this year and have been delighting me with four consecutive sessions of blooms……. which makes up for their lack of scent – that and their lush velvety leaves!
I did try to grow wild violet from seed without success – this time!
Notes from the Herb Garden
Oregano : Joy, Health and Longevity
Basil has been a kitchen garden herb for centuries. It was once used for “strewing” about the floors to keep them sweet and clean: for chasing away witches, flies and headaches. In Italy it is a symbol of love and fidelity!
Have you started your herb garden? Do you grow your herbs from seed or do you purchase starts / plants? I do start some from seeds and buy some potted herbs. My local grocery store carries very healthy looking herbs in pots in the produce section. I have had great success with them!
Apple blossoms, budding, blowing
In the soft May air:
Cups with sunshine overflowing —
Flakes of fragrance, drifting, snowing,
Showering everywhere! ~ Lucy Larcom
I’ll see you in June!
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