Tuesday, May 30, 2006


The End of May!

Tomorrow is the last day,
Of the merry month of May.
Do you think you'll ever say,
"I always do it my way!"

At the moment "frustration" is a very big word on my mind!!

The lily of the valley & forget-me-nots are blooming nearly everywhere now.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


It's Raining, It's Pouring!

This afternoon, about 4:30 , just after I returned home from a walk to the Post Office, a thunderstorm let loose. The gutters were awash & pedestrians were sheltering in doorways, or if walking, they had to be careful to avoid being sprayed by cars going a little too fast. It has been raining on & off since last Sunday. I'm not complaining, the rain was desperately needed. But soon the grass will need mowing!

I've seen many lilac trees blooming around town, and our bushes are being to have flowers also. I think I'd like to prune them a little, as they are too tall & all the flowers are at the top. The 2 apple trees on our other property also need pruning - just way too many apples last year & the trees are too tall.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Mother's Day

Sunday was Mother's Day (Emadepäev in Estonian). My eldest son gave me 3 tulips & youngest son gave me a little hedgehog covered with amber chips. In the morning I finished the lace flower I had been making this week. Otherwise, most of the day was uneventful, except for a brief rain shower when we walked over to theWilde Pub for dinner.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


All the trees are turning green!

It rained this morning! Just a brief shower, just enough to wet the ground. Maybe it was because I washed the car yesterday afternoon. The car needs its annual inspection to be done this month, so I thought that I would clean all the accumulated winter dirt off it before it was inspected.

But Spring is well & truly here with all the trees covered in leaf buds. There are very small violets growing in the lawn & the primroses are flowering. I'm just waiting for my tulips to open up. The forget-me-nots should be out soon.

One thing I noticed is that the snails are very scarce, maybe because of the current drought.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


May Day

Yesterday was May Day - the official start to Spring. It is a public holiday for schools & banks. The restaurants & cafes have their outside tables set up & when we went for a walk on Sunday into the city centre, many other people had the same idea of enjoying a drink while sitting in the sun. It was a little breezy, making it cooler in the shade. Jackets were still a necessity to stay warm.

My small daffodils are blooming & the lilac bushes along the front fence are budding. The white & mauve flowers will be out in a few weeks time. The ferns along the side the house are unfurling also. Yesterday I spent a good hour pulling out ever so many of those little maple seedlings from around the ferns & out of the small garden in front of the house. I don't have to worry about the ones in the lawn, but the ones in the garden beds will keep growing if they aren't removed.

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