May is such a spectacular month, as dawn lights the sky while I take my morning walk, and the birds serenade me throughout. This weekend, as well as the week before, and the week to come, was nothing but blue skies days and perfect temperatures. The windows are open with soft breezes blowing through (we shall not mention the extra dust) and we spend much of the weekend outdoors.
A canal runs along the upper edge of the Soul Garden and, after checking on how our garden is growing, I took a stole along the bank. Mother ducks with their little ones dotted the shores, while other duckie families enjoyed an afternoon swim. I like to think Lucy and her ducklings are swimming in this long canal.
The garlic Smith planted last fall will be ready for an early harvest as our winter was so mild. Planting of other garden goodies is nearly complete, which has us ripe with anticipation.
This is the third year of growth for the chives, the beautiful flowers lovely to see and eat, the stems particularly, deliciously garlicy.