|Our Easter Mantle This Year.|
He wasn't a bit scared and gave a wonderful vocal performance, I even managed to get a little video clip of his singing which I shall share once I have uploaded it to Youtube.
In the garden today we opened up the summerhouse and enjoyed sitting listening to the birds and watching to see who popped up in the pond. We spotted a few newts and one of our resident frogs made an appearance. I have to say that I think I am going to enjoy the summerhouse. I have wondered at it's usefulness but sitting there today I felt completely removed from the hustle and bustle of life and immersed in the peaceful lullaby of nature.
My garden is a riot of colour at the moment. Primroses and Lesser Celandine are in abundance as are camellias. I have 6 different camellia varieties in bloom in my garden. Bluebells are just beginning to creep in too. My garden is like a mini soon-to-be bluebell woodland. An odd flower or two has already peeked out but I'm kind of hoping that they will all hold off blooming until the mid to latter part of April. I just want to savour each garden moment before the next moves in.
Two large Camellia shrubs are directly outside my kitchen window, it makes washing up the dishes less of a chore :) and doesn't my mothers day orchid look marvellous in the foreground?
March has been lovely! I'm a little sad to see it go, but so excited to welcome April in tomorrow.
Tomorrow I'm going to plant my vegetable and flower seeds, it's a bit early to sow directly into the soil but my lovely husband treated me to a little portable greenhouse which will do very nicely in seeing my seeds off to a good start.
Okay, that's it from me today. I have school planning to do tomorrow too as we begin our lessons on Monday. I have a few Charlotte Mason thoughts to pen down for you too. On that note, can I just say how much I have enjoyed reading your comments on those posts - and on the Crock-pot Chronicles. A few of you have tried out the recipes and loved them - I'm so pleased! I would hate for you to try them and be disappointed. So thank you to everyone who leaves a comment, they are appreciated and I thoroughly enjoy reading them.
Blessings to you all...