I think I've been blessed with the most beautiful home on earth.
Not the fanciest or most grand (heaven forbid!) nor the most expensive either, simply the dearest.
Here are a few of the reasons why I love it so, on this sunny day at home in the garden.
I apologize in advance~ this is going to be a long post full of photos. The garden is just too lush and full for any less.
Here I am in front of the studio, right next to the raspberry patch, where a big pile of steer manure is shrinking daily and the garden is reaping the benefits already. And I am wearing summer clothes, hurrah! Sunshine!
The viburnum over my shoulder may not look like much from a distance but up close what a beauty! I fell in love with it at Christiansons' Nursery five years ago and am still a fan.
Just on my right is the big barrel of wild European strawberries that will taste like mangoes. They've just begun to blossom.
And the white bleeding hearts are the very breath of springtime... all that gorgeous green!
I could never get enough white bleeding heart... I buy at least one each year.
My faithful friends are never far away. Here's Katie snoozing by the studio door.
Mr. Wonderful was calling down from the deck offering me a lemonade!
The shy corydalis is blooming by the back fence.
I accidentally stepped on some of its lovely foliage but thank goodness it is springing back.
Now I'm going to wander through the field with my sketchbook to finish some drawings of Barb's early peonies...
Those are just a few of the reasons I'm thankful today for my own dear home and garden.
What do you love about yours?