The little babe is on a big flower giving kick. Since flowering blossoms are in limited supply at this time of year, I have been receiving many bouquets of garlic mustard, which actually does have tiny delicate white flowers, dandelions, which she absolutely loves, and purple violets. Since we let our grass get a bit higher than the average suburbanite, all three are in good supply in our backyard. She also picked about 1/3 of the purple azalea blooms off of the bush and after I had to tell her that I could not put the individual blooms in a vase, she pranced around the yard throwing them over her head, wild flower girl style. They looked beautiful lying bright against the vibrant green grass. Continuing the purple theme, our lilacs are blooming the best that they have in several years. They are huge bushes that grow right along the road, so I have to prune them pretty aggressively right after they bloom each year. The last two years we barely had any blossoms, which may have had more to do with the wacky weather than my pruning. Because this year the apple trees, as well as the lilacs, are just loaded with blooms that are so fragrant. I asked the little babe how many apples we might get this year. She said 89. As we sat beneath the buzzing tree the next day, I asked her how many bees she thought were on the tree. She said 89. I guess that makes sense. One bee per bloom. I noticed that I did not see any honey bees, just bumblebees and other winged creatures.
Random dog photo: Ruby interrupted the photo shoot begging for a belly rub.
Happy weekend - hope you find some beauty.