Saturday, April 4, 2015

Tougher than they seem..

Snowy sweet blooms on my pyracantha shrub in the front. It finally recovered after a too vigorous trimming from some fellows my husband hired as a "treat" for me a few years ago. They left it gangly and thin but it is filling in again. It isn't a native (the plant comes from Southeast Europe to Southeast Asia) but it is tough and produces red berries that the birds love to eat. Despite it's soft look in the picture it has sharp long thorns (and makes a great barrier!).

Bee? Fly? The furry legs make me lean towards bee (as well as it's complete focus on this pummelo blossom). 

Pumpkin looks sweet but has taken to pecking us to get our attention. She stops when we pick her up. I have a chicken that thinks she's a lap cat!

A flurry of activity today, getting muffins baked, veggies and fruit chopped, baked french toast prepped. We are going to have both sides of the family here with an Easter egg hunt (if it is not pouring rain). I love having a garden big enough to have nooks and crannies to stash the eggs! Happy Easter everyone.

1 comment:

  1. I think you captured some native bees in your photo - perhaps carpenter bees? What an absolute treat to have an egg hunt in a garden where chickens also roam (or are at least overheard nearby). Such a gift - this family memory you are creating together. Absolutely the best way to spend this not-raining-yet! Easter Day.