Tiny miniature roses filled to the brim with dewdrops...
After taking a long, deep breath of lavender-scented air, I got back on my course to the old pines. But first, I had to stop at my little veggie patch, which was terribly overgrown with weeds. All of the rain we've been getting has been great for my gardens, but even better for the weeds! As I approached, a young rabbit burst out of the jungle of chocolate mint - Peter Rabbit, in the flesh!
Luckily, it doesn't look like the rabbits have done any damage at all to my vegetables or herbs. I've been pretty disappointed with my lack of broccoli so far... Chris' mom's broccoli is absolutely overflowing, and my 9 plants haven't produced a single bunch... until today, that is!
After pulling out some of the weeds in my veggie patch, I headed back toward the pines.... I peered through the shadows, and then misty-morning light.... a bright burst of yellow, as tall as a person, shone through the branches as I finally reached my destination.
My lillies, the first flowers I ever planted (that I can remember) in the old sandbox under the pines. I think I planted these when I was in 6th or 7th grade. I can't even remember. Every year, they come back bigger and more beautiful than ever. Usually there are some dark, velvety-red ones too, but none yet. Lillies are one of my most favorite plants. Just one lilly can make a room more cheery.
The best part is, not only were there lillies to greet me, but also wild raspberries! Thank you, birds!
I picked a few and headed back toward the house. But just a few steps away, I was stopped dead in my tracks by a little bit of magic peeking out of the grass...
Poor little toadstool, I almost stepped on him! Doesn't it look like soft velvet, the way the dew shimmers on the cap?
And then, just a few inches away, I saw this - a fairy circle! I wonder if the fairies were watching me, laughing as I crouched in the grass with my nightgown on?
Laugh all you want, fairies - I know you're there!