God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Bit of This, A Bit of That

Good evening blogger friends!  The last day of May ... can you believe it?  One more month & we will be half-way thorough the year!

John & I did some more work out in the yard this morning.  We got an early start to avoid the 93-degree temperatures, but as soon as we walked out the door at about 8 a.m. we thought perhaps our clocks had stopped for a few hours during the night!  It was so miserably hot & humid already at that early hour with no breeze whatsoever   : (   Still, the work had to be done.  We gave everything a good watering & then John, sweetie that he is, finished taking the sod out of the butterfly garden & turned it over.  Now it's all ready for me to add the topsoil & organic matter!  Another trip to Lowes tomorrow ... lol!  While he was doing all that digging, I was re-weeding the 2 beds I had cleaned up a couple weeks ago.  Oh how I hate weeds!  I have the long bed behind the house to re-weed yet.  Maybe tomorrow if it doesn't rain.  50% chance of storms tomorrow & the next day.  We shall see.  Here's the progress on the butterfly garden thus far ...

  
I found something really neat in a Gardener's magazine today ... a butterfly shelter!  The description begins "Entice passing butterflies to stop & rest awhile...."  I like that   : )   There is also a little butterfly drinking station that you can buy, but since you place a sponge in it soaked with sweetened water I'm just picturing the ants crawling all over it ... not to mention the bees milling about.  Will have to think on that one for a while.  

I know I told you that I would post pictures of the surprise giveaway items that Angela won as soon as she received them, but you know what?  Her photos of what I sent are SO much better than mine ... I am just going to ask that if you are interested in seeing what she found in her package, please visit her posting about it on her blog, Thru Nana's Window   : )  

Till tomorrow ...

2 comments:

A Primitive Homestead said...

The butterfly shelter sounds tempting. I have seen butterfly houses made from old barn boards. No ants. You will have a large butterfly garden when all is finished. Another trip to Lowes. I could spend every day there. Blessings!
Lara

Trace4J said...

How exciting. I can't wait to see your butterly garden.
It has been very hot and humid here too. Praying for rain today.
Have a great day
Granny Trace
www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com