Sunday, June 26, 2011

Church Picnic...


We shared our church service with the residents of Grace Cottage this morning.


And then we had a picnic at Abby Dutton's farm. 



And a chick, chick here, and a chick, chick there...This was a perfect Vermont Sunday afternoon.



Thursday, June 23, 2011

More Rain...


It has been such a dark, gloomy summer that its hard to find anything to take a picture of.  This bush is a mystery to me.  It appeared one day.  It seems kind of farmie, doesn't it?  It smells nice too.




Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Strawberries...

It's strawberry time.


We picked 80 pounds of strawberries this morning.  Then washed, hulled and froze them for our annual chicken barbeque in July.  Now I need to pick some for myself.




Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Waterwheel House...


Just a few choices of fabric available at the Waterwheel Quilt Shop in Londonderry, Vermont.  I sew there every Tuesday.  Right now I am making a baby quilt for my newest grandchild, Virginia Mae.  Imagine the choices this wonderful place offers.  I have the most beautiful fabric available anywhere right at my finger tips.



 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day...


The Carmichael dads...and Thomas.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Farmer's Market...


Another summer arrives and along with it, fresh vegetables.  To anyone but me this picture probably seems mundane and plain.  As for me, this is what I live for, fresh, wholesome, and local grown and you can't (literally) take a picture of that.



 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Knitted Bear...


Someone knitted a bear around a tree in Cavendish, Vermont. This is exactly the reason you never leave home without your camera.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Calendula...


This is the beginning of the calendula crop.  I dry the flowers on my kitchen window sill all summer.  The more you pick, the more they spread.  So count on healing salve in your Christmas basket this year.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Daylilies...


A plant having no permanent woody stem; an herb.

I am blessed with many daylilies, every color and they bloom at different times all summer.  I never forget that God, in his wisdom, placed beauty all around us to feed and nourish our souls.  


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Baseball...


She's six and ready, Red Sox here she comes!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Garden Lettuce...


I picked the first garden lettuce this morning.  There is a salad in my future, and many more.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Family...


My daughter, Laurie, had all four of her children home for her birthday yesterday.  We laughed ourselves silly over all of their nonsense.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Poppies...


I'm on the Cape this week and in my travels I passed this field of poppies.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Silly Me...


It's June.  And while I realize this in my sensible mind, I just keep knitting sweaters for that new grandbaby over in Maine.  Tom says this one looks like something a hippie would wear.  Well?  So what!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday...


After church this morning, I spent some time wandering around outside.  My flowers are finally blooming after a lot of recent rain.  They sure do make all the work worth it. 


Friday, June 3, 2011

White Lilacs...


These are so old fashioned and beautiful.  Everyone plants the lavender ones these days so these have become quite rare.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

River Pink Azaleas...


They are everywhere, in my yard, along the banks and in my driveway.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lilac Time...


Its lilac time in Vermont.  Yes, I know, we are way behind everyone else.  I have bouquets in every room.  Fragrant joy.