A gracious good morning & I hope to catch you up quickly of what is new from the patio. Thank you to everyone for your prayers & thoughts for Fort McMurray in Alberta. Wild fires are becoming a real problem in northern Ontario as well. Such a dry start to the season.
One word - Hellebores. I have mentioned in previous posts my desire to have some in my garden & then discovering the price as a inhabiting factor. Mr Man had been traveling earlier in the week & came across a road side garden centre, which as he says, was perfect timing. He needed a moment out of the car & this seemed a good spot. He, surprisingly, remembered I wanted Hellebore, he asked, they had, he bought & much less than the city garden centres. I am, as my Gran would say, chuffed as little mint balls.
|Pink Mist Hellebore|
In away from the patio news, we survived another trip to Toronto for Mr Man's eye injection. Although on the Saturday he developed a bleed at the injection sight, which can be a side effect. Cold compresses applied, keeping his eyes closed for most of the weekend, while I quietly celebrated National Scrapbook Day on Saturday. Next Toronto hospital trip is scheduled for June when a scan will be done to verify if the injections are helping.
Sunday was Mother's Day, which for me included a phone chat with my foster Mom, Mary. I love this lady so much & she continues to be such a positive influence in both our lives. She is gracious, kind, a wonderful gardener & she is a great cook. I feel so honoured to be able to call her Mary Mom. I dislike that she lives in another part of the region.
Back to the patio, my Snowdrops are (finally) blooming. I guess in their first year they needed more time to develop & then bloom. SO happy that these pretty white nodding flowers have joined in my patio view. Patience always required in gardening.
|First Snowdrop Bloom - More To Come|
And on the last happy note from the patio, the Flickers have returned to our garden. I like these birds, which are part of the woodpecker family, because they eat the ants & grubs. I took this photo on Saturday from my craft table window - I was busy scrapping & needed a stretch & what to my wondering eyes did appear ...
Happy week ahead to everyone.