The weeks seem to be passing by so quickly I can hardly believe it. The blossoms help to remind me to stay present, some of them are so short-lived that if I don't stop to enjoy them That Moment they are gone! I went to my parents' home for Mother's Day weekend and when I returned S pointed out that there was a flowering almond tree on this property (one of my favourites from our old home that I used to take the boys' photo in front of each year when it was blooming. It was a fun way to see their growth each year.) The flowering almond had not been in bloom when I left yet it was just beyond peak bloom when I returned. So quick!
I couldn't resist taking photos of the hummingbirds while I was visiting my parents. They seemed especially assertive - almost buzzing our heads as we worked in the garden.
Am loving this tree Right Now as its blooms are almost done too. Do things seem especially quick to finish blooming this year? Is it because of the late spring?
So beautiful. And the each time I go outside I get a waft of gorgeous scent - yesterday I was walking by a tree right near our front door and caught a scent that reminded me of something I couldn't quite place...finally I decided it was very similar to the cherry popsicles of my childhood summer camping trips. ;-)
My folks came to stay for a few nights this week and we also had another overnight guest.
Just one night though and then (I'm so grateful!) we found its Mama. What a relief!
There was also time for a short hike with my Dad and...
a run in with this fellah. I am not a fan of snakes (to put it extremely mildly) - they terrify me. And this fellah just seemed to go on and on when he finally decided to make his way across the trail so we could continue. On and on and on. Blech! To me, he made the poison ivy we came across look positively friendly!