With the arrival of summer I've been busy gardening or sitting in the garden by the pond enjoying the birds and blooms. These days I'm not visiting my blogging friends as much and sometimes not leaving a comment for when you're cooped up inside over a long winter, spending as much time out of doors is at the top of the list - even above housecleaning. I am trying to visit everyone at least once a week and if you participate in Mosaic Monday, even then it may take me a couple of days to get around to you.
Every morning there's a blue jay that is trying to train my husband and I to throw peanuts in the shell on the deck for him. We're getting better at heaving a handful out before he starts squawking and alerting other jays and squirrels in the area that the peanuts are out.
Any day now the free for all will start in the serviceberry tree, the berries you see as my background photo. The cedar waxwings will arrive in numbers and every other backyard bird will be trying to get their share. Sometimes the robins will gang up on the other birds and chase them off but the tree is loaded with berries this year and enough for all.
I attended a fairy gardening workshop with a couple of friends on the weekend at a nursery and afterwards we had lunch outside at their cafe. A caesar salad first, then local fresh pickerel with a couple of jumbo shrimp, steamed vegetables, baked potato and a slice of herb butter for the main entree.
Dessert was a chocolate hazelnut torte with a berry coulis and ice-cream.
I give presentations on fairy gardens to garden clubs yet find I always pick up something new at a workshop. After all, others have different ideas which prompted me to add a moss basket for height to the above garden and a piece of driftwood with air plants tucked in the crevices. A package of moss was used to hide the soil, and there's now a troll under the bridge.
One of the fairy gardens at the nursery, this one in an oversize low birdbath.
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