In a very few days it will be the first official day of summer. Some in California think summer began before Memorial Day with hot days and bright sun. Even the East Coast has enjoyed warm, sunny weather bringing out sundresses and sandals.
|MY fig tree|
As we walk down the stairs, we pass the figs trees and the rose garden, both striving to survive to see warm weather.
|Deers haven't eaten these yet|
|Table by the pond|
|Clematis bursting out all over|
|pond lilies and iris|
Now we venture to where no one ever goes- the far side of the pond where we discover some rhododendrons mixing with clematis on the neighbors fence. That encourages us all the way around to the backside to say hello to Duffy and the chickens.
|Chickens are always curious or hungry|
|Duffy guarding the fenceline|
The final leg of our walk takes us through the vegetable garden and out the garden gate. Back in the house we enjoy the results of our walk by putting together a little bouquet of our gardens bounty. And there you have it, just as though you had paid a personal visit to Tulin Road. You can imagine the walk anytime you want, without the rain, bugs, slugs or powdery mildew to diminish the perfections.
A little disjointed but you get the idea.
Wish you were here.
|Early lilies and hopeful crops|
|Hoop garden still growing|
|Bringing the garden home|