A Time of Delight

Beautiful May is here. Although there are no showy blooms in my yard in the woods, there are little delights sprinkled here and there.

In the front yard, tiny bluets on our mossy lawn.

In the backyard, equally tiny white violets.

All around, ferns continue to unfurl.

In the raised garden in the backyard, everything is green, but as my blogging friend Quercus has reminded me, green is a color, too. The emerging plants are so lovely and fresh, and in some ways, this is how I love them best, before the ravages of little chomping creatures.

In the shadier front yard, the plants aren’t as far along, but they are coming up, and I only have one more bed to clean.

I’m hoping to get the last bed done before Wednesday, when Clif and I are scheduled to have our second vaccine.

Spring time, busy time. But what a glorious time.

86 thoughts on “A Time of Delight”

  1. I too enjoy your view onto the trees. We have registered for the vaccine … it is a step in the right direction at least. I am glad you will be ‘covered’ before long and hope this means that you will be able to see your children before too many more months have passed!

      1. This is no longer a first world country. Registering is a positive step and was easy to do online. Vaccines are being given to both front- and back-line workers. We think the plan is over sixties once that is done – they have a long way to go still πŸ™‚

  2. Green comes in so many shades, but looks best in spring. Hope your vaccination goes OK: I get my second jab 24 hours later so I’ll be thinking about you!

  3. So glad you’re getting your second vaccine! It feels so freeing (after the two-week wait). We went to a street fair yesterday, entered an art gallery, watched a wood turner make tops for kids (while the kid bicycled the power for the turner–those kids earned those tops!). It was strange and wonderful to be out and about among people.

  4. Looks like you’re right on top of things in your little woodland garden! Best of luck with your vaccine Wednesday and hope to see you both again soon.

  5. Oh, those little flowers are so lovely. It’s their time to claim. The best part, though, is you’re getting your second vaccine!

  6. Green is definitely a (beautiful) colour too! Your garden yard and garden beds are looking lovely. Congratulations on getting your second dose of the vaccine (ours are currently scheduled for August — better then than never)! πŸ˜€

  7. Second vaccine?? Good for you two, Laurie! The more shots we can get into people’s arms, the better our chances at busting this virus. Love those white violets, and I know just what you mean about those little chomping critters!

  8. I love all the different shades of green and the delicate white flowers Laurie and best of luck on Wednesday with your second vaccination! πŸ’š

  9. Spring is a glorious time. Green is indeed a color, and in fact my favorite. I use it liberally in the garden [snort]. Best of luck with your second shots. We get ours tomorrow and I’m volunteering Wednesday so I’m willing it to be ok. I’ll let you know if that works. The ferns are gorgeous and I love the little white violets. Good luck getting your last bed ready to go.

      1. Thank you! I only had mild symptoms, including a painful, hot rash just below the injection site. Weird, eh? I’m so glad to have my entire family safe.

  10. I love bluets and all the little flowers that populate the lawn at this time of year. I’m trying to see if I can manage a ‘No-mow May’ this year, but it may be tough as the grass is already approaching the ‘almost-too-tall’ size. I might have a do a bit of patchwork out there!

  11. White bluets? I’m in love! We have bluets, but they’re not so creative; they appear in blue and blue-violet. Just occasionally I’ll see a white sport, but it’s a rarity.

    I’m so glad you’re getting that second shot. It’s been six weeks since mine, and all of my friends have had both. It does change life for the better!

  12. Your garden is so full of promise. I had my second dose on Saturday, (Astrazenica) with no reaction this time. It feels so good to hear about others being protected by the vaccine. ❀

    1. The ferns are a source of constant delight. The best part is they just grow all around the house. Tomorrow, second jab. Fingers crossed that there are no severe reactions. Whatever the case, it will be worth it.

  13. With so many beautiful trees and wild plants around you your garden looks lovely without a lot of planted flowers.

  14. I had heard of bluets but expected them to be blue! I suppose white violets are just the same. Did you pick the colours specially or is it just by chance? So glad your second vaccines are coming up soon.

    1. There is a touch of blue in them, which the camera didn’t pick up. We have both blue violets and white violets. Didn’t pick the colors at all. The flowers just came up on their own. A bonus!

      1. What a great bonus. I like them best when they are mixed. My camera does weird things to bluebells. Something about blue must be tricky.

      2. Yes, yes! I have a purist friend who doesn’t like to edit her photos. She seems to think they are more true that way. But for me, the camera often doesn’t capture colors the way I see them, and a bit of editing makes them truer to my vision.

      3. I agree. There are some pink roses I always have to desaturate to get them anything like what I see, which always seems weird. I am not skilled enough to push it too far.

  15. Oh, enjoy this beautiful time! Your gardens look wonderful. There’s something so satisfying about a well weeded garden.

    Best of luck with your vaccine. I don’t know anyone who had a reaction worth mentioning.

  16. Glad to hear you’ll get your 2nd vaccine. I had my first last month but I’ll have to wait for my second till beginning of June. Enjoy your freedom !

    1. Counting down the days until May 19th. We’ll still have to wear masks when we go to stores, and this doesn’t bother me at all. But we can have friends over for tea, coffee, and drinks.

      1. I can well imagine you are counting the days, so am I. But lockdown will be less harsh as of this weekend but masks and desinfectant are still obliged. But we can sit outside with a few friends , eat and drink so I can finally have my son and his family over πŸ˜€

      2. What a great pleasure that must be to have your son and his family over. I haven’t seen my kids in nearly a year and a half. How I miss them.

      3. That is a long time to not being able to see your kids. My son lives nearby and we were able to see each other regularly from a distance and outside. But as of now they can come over to visit. I hope you’ll soon be able to see them !!

      4. Yes, very long. Too long. So glad you were able to see your son on a regular basis. It’s hard when we can’t get together with our best beloveds.

      5. I know it is hard. I miss my other relatives too, they don’t live close to us. I especially miss my sister .

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