Today’s a rainy day, so I’m going to look back at the 2nd week of May, as we had such wonderful summery weather! It was one of those days where you just want to grab your bike, eating sandwiches on a nice bench in the woods or along the water. And that’s exactly what we did. It was wonderful, cycling along the roadside adorned with cow parsley and buttercups. And of course the sweet scent of the hawthorn.
Our garden is a feast for the senses too. The sweet smelling lilacs and roses are blooming quite early. The unusually high temperatures have caused a very rapid growth spurt, causing me in turn having to trim the boxwood hedges. After our return from the UK the couple of ducks managed to find us again. Every day they precariously land in our garden. The goal of their visits is to eat, and preferably as fast as possible. Sometimes they are a little more relaxed, and will wander around the garden or take a little nap somewhere. They certainly keep us on our toes, as it’s tricky to keep them on the right path – they favour to waltz through the garden with their big feet, stamping on small plants and flowers! They’re allowed a lot of things, but there’s some boundaries they’re not allowed to cross! 😉
— Geertruida & Sietske