in a grain of sand
and heaven in a wildflower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour."
- JUST BLOOMED TODAY
- GARDEN UPDATE
- GARDEN ATTIRE
- GARDEN GIGGLE
- GARDEN GAMES
Tulips are crowning their heads and getting bigger. Lilies are starting to poke their heads up as well. My specialty daffodils shot up under my nose without me realizing it!
Sadly, last night marked the end of an era for us as we lost our chicken-child, Handfull. She was the first chick we actually got from our own chickens, and hubby named her Handfull because she fit in his hand, and she was 'full' of life. I think it was love at first sight.
She had style, and character, and lived her five years to the hilt. Chickens usually live 3-5 years, so she was in her golden years, but you would never know it. We will miss her so.
GARDEN ATTIRE~ Victorian and 19th Century
"...flannel trousers, "such as those worn in the gymnasium"; a light felt skirt; a dress of easily washed material, such as gingham or linen (not flannel, which would retain dust and odors); a loose jacket of swans'down flannel; a straw hat with a brim wide enough to shade the eyes but not so wide it flapped and get caught up in the wind; strong wash-leather gloves "with close wrists to keep out the dust and creeping things; cheap elastic cotton and wool stockings; leather walking boots with rubber soles, as lightweight as possible; and a long rubber cloak for rainy weather."
"One need not take the place of a scarecrow, but a faded calico and towel tied round the head are in better taste than a dress too good for the work in hand..."