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Garden fluff.


Since our spring was so late and cool, things have been blooming a bit more slowly this year.




But no matter when it blooms, if there’s any better smell than fresh lilacs?




I’ve yet to find it.




Though honeysuckle comes in a close second.

This one doesn’t look like much from far away…




But up close it’s pretty sweet.




These Mallow I planted a few weeks ago have quickly become my favorite new bloomer.




Naturally when I went back to the nursery for more they were sold out.

Boo to that.




June in Maine means rhododendrons…..




As well as Lupine.

And I love these purple beauties!



I needed a holiday from the holiday.


Our last day of the long Memorial Day weekend meant a morning of yard work.



Tag team mowing with the husband on his new toy and me slogging along with the old push mower.

It was a gorgeous day.



The pear tree was blooming.



The mallows I’d planted were thriving.



And everything had finally turned green.



Except the baby barn which I decided to start painting that afternoon.

Let me preface this by saying I used to love to paint.

I used to.

Until I had to use an artist’s tiny brush around all the nooks, corners, flashing and crooked angles on that beast.




Did I wear some paint, get covered in dirt, rip my pants, tumble off a ladder and work until almost 8:00 at night?

Yes I did.



But paint was applied.



And covered a multitude of sins.



Three sides done, one to go!