Saturday, 4 June 2011

Garden days at last

Greetings friends. It's been a while since I popped in to say "hello". I'd so looked forward to writing some sunny Maytime posts but the entire month of May was a complete wash-out with cold winds and endless rain, day, after day, after day.

However, June has been kind to us so far and we are all enjoying the sunshine at last.

With endless games of hide and seek around the flower beds there hasn't been much 'real' work going on.

The excuse has been that many of the garden implements are far too large for small people to use.

But thankfully Posy has been lending a hand with a few chores.  

And this afternoon Kate volunteered to take baby Daisy for a walk in her pram.

but Daisy had other ideas . . . . .

. . . . . . . and decided to climb out. . . . .

at which point several others climbed in and pleaded with Kate to push them round the garden.

But the pram was loaded to overflowing and, try as she might, poor Kate was unable to shift it.

Then, when Daisy climbed back in, Kate gave up completely.

She took her little duck for a walk instead as he presented less of a challenge! 

Kate's duck has reminded me to give you an update on the duck's nest we found in April under a clump of heather on our patio.

Mrs Duck laid 13 beautiful eggs at the end of April and we took great care not to disturb her. Four weeks later there should have been 13 baby ducklings but sadly that never happened. The eggs are still in the nest but Mrs Duck has disappeared. We are all very sad and disappointed.

And so ends a sunny June day here at Flutterby Patch. I hope your weekend weather is being kind to you wherever you are.

Until next time