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Sunday, May 01, 2016

May Day 2016


May Day has always been a day to celebrate. Not only is the garden busting out in all it's glory, May 1st was my father's birthday. He always told me he had the coolest day for his birthday and I have to agree. Dad truly gave me the love of the outdoors, the fascination of things that grow. Mom gave me a love to walk, the two traits combined keep me busy at this time of year.

Today we had unusual weather for May 1st, it's been cold and rainy since we woke up this morning. Not to be put off by the weather we still went to a nursery to add plants to our new garden and just as the light began to dim I took my daily walk down past the gardens of Huntington Beach community and along the foggy beach itself. 



This photo was taken as I walked the route, a lovely curbside garden filled with spring blooms.


Our garden has lots of spring blooms too, it's a new garden though so I still see too much soil and not enough plant material.


The good news though is I really have a garden again. Not my own, this garden is mine and Andy's. It's a darling little cottage garden just blocks from the beach on Long Island.


This is the second year I've really been adding plant material, there was and still is quite a bit of overgrown material to remove. At one time this garden was artfully designed with top quality plant material but it quickly over-grew the small space.


Working on this small scale is a whole new experience for me. My mom tells me it's a blessing that we have a small garden, I work full time now as an assistant manager at a bank. She's right, this garden is just the right size to fit our lifestyle.



 We have a darling front porch that is one of my favorite places to sit and share my dreams with Andy. I don't know if anybody is actually going to be a reading this but I finally feel like I'll be back to blogging. At first I'll struggle a bit, I use three different types of cameras to photograph plants and it's taking me a bit to get up to speed with the newer technology.

Can't wait to show you more!
melanie

1 comment:

CiNdEe said...

Thanks for posting. I always wonder how you are and what is new in your garden. Sounds like you have the perfect place to walk!