I had a lovely weekend spent with family. We had a BBQ on Friday to celebrate my Mother-in-law's 72nd birthday. I put together a cute, little cake that fit the season so well. Although she figured out that our get together was in honor of her special day, we managed to surprise her with the company of her two daughters. Mom was so surprised, she had quite the giggle and we enjoyed a long evening of chit-chat.
Then we were invited to her home on Sunday for a turkey dinner. Now, this is all very unusual and a very big deal in this farming family. Not once, since I've lived here in the past 5 years have we been able to get together on these 2 days. The men have always been in the field putting in the crops. All of us are happy when the seeding begins, and even happier when it's done, so celebrations are put on hold, and then forgotten.
While there, I sneaked out to her garden for awhile to take a few photos. I haven't started any early bulbs in my gardens yet. But my Mother-in-law's well established beds are bursting with blooms.
|Who doesn't love a cute little daffodil? Mom gave me a generous bouquet for Mother's Day in a pretty blue canning jar.|
|I've planted these in my bed, and have yet to see them bloom, but they are all over the place in Mom's garden.|
|I just love how much variety the tulip family has to offer. There were only a couple blooming on Sunday, but I'll|
have to revisit soon to enjoy all of the others that were just budding on Sunday.
|This is my favourite. It is so delicate in it's coloring. Isn't she lovely?|