I can’t believe March is already gone and April is half over. My three favorite months are March, April and May and I really wish they’d go a little slower, but I’ve learned that time waits for no man or woman and is going by ever so quickly. I love this time of year when the birds are busy nesting and the flowers and trees are budding or bursting with bloom. I walked out my front door this afternoon and was amazed how many things were blooming seemingly overnight.
I haven’t even taken pictures of the Weeping Cherry which just broke out in bloom today and the azalea that is engulfed in pink blooms. I’ll try to get a picture tomorrow before they lose all their blossoms. We are expecting rain the next two days, so don’t know how long all the blossoms will last. It surely is beautiful and lifts the spirits.
David and I took little trip to Streamcliff Farm last weekend where we met up with our oldest son, his girl friend and her mother. Streamcliff Farm is a farm built before the Civil War. It has many out buildings that have been turned into little shops selling antiques and garden paraphernalia. There is a little chapel where weddings take place. There are gardens to wander and a nursery, but it is still a little too cold here to set any flowers outside.
There were two green houses open that I looked and dreamed through.
This sign shows where the gardens are.
Garden art everywhere. It was magical.
Inside the chapel.
You can buy all kinds of gardening things. They have these wagons you can pull around and fill with all you purchase.
This is the house with a nice patio out front. They have a Christmas dinner you can go to every year and I’d love to attend it one year. I would love to see inside this grand old house.
There is a café there where they sell lunches and so we put our names on the waiting list.
Once inside you are seated at a pretty table and a very nice waitress comes to wait on you.
I ordered the Birdseed salad which had no seed in it at all. It was a pasta salad with broccoli and tomatoes and the best dressing. All the salads came with their own flower which you could eat if you are so inclined. It was delicious. I also ordered their lemonade which is the best lemonade I have ever tasted.
I have had it before and had to have it again this time. It was a very pleasant meal.
Enjoyed visiting with our son and his girlfriend and her mother. Then David and I decided to order dessert.
Blackberry cobbler with ice cream. Yum. Yum. So good I decided I am making it for Easter dinner this Sunday. Dave and I shared this, but next time, I am only ordering this with a cup of coffee and that’s all I’m eating!
Back during the Civil War, Morgan’s Raiders, a confederate band got as far as the Indiana border and came up near Streamcliff over this creek.
They didn’t get much farther. Northern soldiers ran them back south.
It was a fun day and then David and I took the back roads home. Indiana is beautiful and interesting in the Spring. We saw this old church. You see a lot of old churches on back roads.
Sad that it stands empty. I hope the congregation is meeting someplace new.
Since it’s bird nesting season, I asked David to put out all the old birdhouses we have had laying around here for a while.
This one has been around for a long time. It looks like a haunted birdhouse. It is home to a bird family every year.
The birds have homes now so I hope they pack their bags and move in.
And David got the pool open, but it’s much too cold to swim yet although every year one or more of our grandchildren jump in no matter how cold it is.
I’ve been doing a little Spring cleaning. Washing some quilts.
I only have about one hundred or so. Some are very old and one of them I washed fell apart a little bit. I should have washed it on handwash. Oh, well.
Dusting is something I don’t like to do very well and in this old hundred year old house, I can dust and the next day it doesn’t look like I’ve dusted anything, but I manage to get off the layers. Having company coming always makes me look at my house a little harder and notice things I don’t usually pay attention to. Several are coming for Easter and we are having an Easter Egg hunt for the kids so we have been busy getting ready for that. I should say, David has been getting things ready. Our church is having an Easter cantata Sunday and I’m looking forward to that. I love Easter. I’m glad it’s late this year or I would not have been ready.
And because I don’t have anything else to sew, I have been making these little mug rugs just for fun.
I love making little things that take very little time, but look cute.
Hope you all have a blessed Easter and remember the Savior who died for us all. He loves us that much. Bye.