Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Freshly Mown

With all the rain we've been having the last couple of weeks, it's been hard to keep up with the mowing. I did get my front yard mowed last evening after work. Even though it's nothing more than field grass, it looks pretty right after I mow it. It's nice to look through pictures of my property and watch it go from an empty field to this.



My hydrangeas look better than they have in years :)







I have the prettiest bee balm this year and the bumble bees love it. I haven't seen a single honeybee anywhere on my property. The other night there was a documentary on PBS and they said that 90-95% of all wild honeybees have been wiped out. If we see any, they are likely from a farmer's hive somewhere.



A little while ago while watching a movie I rented, I saw a doe walk right by the window. I wish I had my camera ready because right by her heels was a tiny fawn - the first one I've seen of the season. It was so incredibly precious trotting along with her...a little unsure of its steps. I doubt it weighed 15 pounds! What a precious site it was to me.

5 comments:

Laura said...

Your hydrangeas are so pretty! I think you can almost watch the grass grow at this time of year!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Beautiful pictures!!! Just beautiful!!! Your front yard looks beautiful too!!! I have not seen but one honeybee this year.... Poor babies!! I have seen a doe just one but she didn't have a baby with her.
Our lawnmower has died!!!!!!!!!! The grass and weeds are getting high. We have no money for a new one!! No money for much of anything!!!
Good to talk to you. It has been a while!!!
XXOO, Fern

Marydon Ford said...

GORGEOUS!!! flowers. Love the deer & fawn ... just makes ones day to see such beauty so closely, doesn't it.

Have a beau-TEA-ful weekend.
TTFN , Hugs, Marydon

Diane said...

So sad, isn't it, Phyllis, about the honey bees...I heard it was a virus, not something environmental. Hopefully, enough will survive and the colonies will grow back.

How's the job? ;-)

Hugs, Diane

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous hydrangeas. I just love bee balm. I have a striking red one.