I'm not Irish, but I feel lucky and blessed for a lot of reasons. Yes, I have my problems like everyone else, but I learned to focus on the good things in life whenever possible. Today, I want to share, once more, my blooming trees in the front and back of my apartment. I live in a corner unit and am the only apartment blessed with two such magnificent trees near my windows.
I recently rearranged some of my furniture in the living room and now, when I sit in the recliner for one of my marathon crochet sessions, I can look out of the open door and admire the white blossoms that are on the low hanging branches. With every gentle breeze, I catch the sweet scent of the blossoms. There are so many bees in those trees, I can even hear them buzzing from the inside.
On my drive back home, I noticed the temperature said 77 degrees at 10:30 am and I'm thinking: "oh, boy, summer's coming early this year!" There's a gentle breeze blowing, which makes it very pleasant to be outside.
I did get my first insect bites a few days ago to initate me into the warm weather. Pretty soon, I'll be hiding inside again till the fall, but not today! Today is a perfect day!
This is the beanie I crocheted at the park today. I didn't plan on making one and those were the only two colors I had with me. (All my beanies look a bit large on that styrofoam head, but she's got no hair and is smaller than an actual adult's head.)
There are some violets peeking out next to my potted lylac bush that didn't do much last year. I'm hopeful for this year.
These violets are so adorable, but alas! - no smell! I'm so disappointed. The wild ones I remember growing in the woods in Germany had a very strong and pungent scent. You could smell a batch of those before you even saw them. Maybe it's in the soil, because they look exactly the same and they also grow wild.