June 1st already, so hard to believe! Time is such a funny thing, isn't it? January and February crawl along and seem like they will never end but as the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, time grows wings and flies. Now it is June; school is out (or will be soon), summer vacations are being planned and the long, lazy days of summer are rapidly approaching.
The first of June also brings with it my new listings over on the Olde Primitive Peddler. This month I made up a little clothes pin ditty bag (complete with some grungy clothes pins) using a vintage advertising image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy;
and I also designed some new prim pig bowl fillers.
I seem to be on a fairy tale/nursery rhyme kick at the moment; the pig bowl fillers were inspired by "The Three Little Pigs", my goat bowl fillers were inspired by "Three Billy Goats Gruff" and I have some cow and moon bowl filler WIP's that were inspired by the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle". Not sure where these inspirations are coming from (or why), but hey, I'll take it wherever I can get it! Hey Diddle Diddle is conjuring up all kinds of other ideas besides the cow and moon bowl fillers, so there may be a whole nursery rhyme inspired set appearing soon ;O)
And I want to send out a great, big THANK YOU to everyone who sent kind wishes and healing energy to our Big Dog who is suffering with pancreatitis. I am so relieved to tell you that he appears to be on the mend, not quite his old self yet but getting closer day by day. Your kindness and compassionate comments mean the world to me, thank you my blogging friends.
The flowers in our garden are just starting to come into bloom; I am the first to admit that I am a VERY lazy gardener and am happy to welcome any and all plants and wildflowers that would like to take up residence! So we have a plethora of wind flowers, daisies and columbine that have taken root and are thriving as well as fireweed, Queen Anne's lace, indian paintbrush and blue flax. I am sure most true gardener's would be yanking them out as soon as they dared to show their leaves but I figure hey, they are native to where we live, they thrive in our conditions and I think they are beautiful, so they get to stay in my garden :O) Here's a purple columbine about to break out into full flower.
I love columbine, so many colour variations and they remind me of fairies when they are fully open, so pretty! And here is a spray of lily of the valley.
The scent of these tiny little white bells is heavenly, these live by our front door and the smell is so delicious as you go in and out. I do wish though that they weren't quite so invasive, they are very aggressive spreaders and think nothing of boring their way through concrete and wood so I do have to keep them in check.
I hope that your garden is blooming and that you are enjoying your flowers, be they ones you or ones that Mother Nature planted! Have a wonderful weekend,