What a gorgeous month too. Out in the flower gardens, the leaves are turning on the trees. Everything has a beautiful glow. It's all red, orange, yellow and pinks out there. My camellia hedge is blooming like crazy. It's an amazing sight.
I really don't want this month to slip through my fingers. In amongst all the craziness that is May, I'm trying to take a few moments to stop and take it all in. Really soak up the beautiful show that nature puts on for us at this time of year.
The days are gorgeous, sunny and warm. But there's a chill that's now creeping in at night. I'm grateful for the warmth of our crackling wood fire (Thanks so much guys for all the wood fire tips! I've been to look at a few models, but still haven't quite settled on one yet. Patience, patience. Sometimes it's hard.)
The weekly cutting and stacking of firewood, from our piles of dried hardwood we've been saving for these very days. The constant gathering of kindling from the gardens. The gum tree limbs that have been making a mess in the garden are now making themselves useful in our fireplace.
The veggie garden is powering away as well. I promise an update on that soon. We're eating quite a lot from the garden lately and with the return of kale, many green smoothies are on the horizon as well. I'm determined to pack a nutrient filled punch into these cool winter days that are to come.
Will it hold off the winter lurgies? Doubtful, but it's worth a try!
Along with the blog neglect, there's a been a whole lotta neglect of my inbox as well. I'm sorry about that. It's overflowing at the moment. Thanks so much to all those who've sent me emails! I'll be working my way through it in the next couple of days. I'm not ignoring anyone. Promise!
So, how are things looking in your part of the world? Crazyville as well? I do hope you are you finding some time to enjoy the beauty that is May.