Happy Stuff

Spring is in full-swing here. The Man Of Few Words planted his flower garden and I smile every time I look at it. (The neighbor’s daffodils, too, when they were in bloom.) Lawn-mowing has also commenced.

Freshly-cut grass is one of my favorite fragrances.

The hummingbirds returned and they’ve been entertaining us with their aerial antics. Four eagles soared over our house this morning, too. Wow! We’ve also seen Woody Woodchuck in our front yard and a road runner in the back. (No Wiley Coyote though…) Talk about all creatures great and small. Thank you, Lord God, for making them all.

Besides the posies pictured above and the ones on our decks, the iris bed is going wild. Russ counted 67 stems with two to five buds each.

Another favorite fragrance… ahhhh.

It was too windy to take their photo today, so I brought a few inside.

Hope you’re finding Happy Stuff in your neck o’ the woods too, xo.

Enjoying sharing Springtime at the lake,

~ Kim

17 thoughts on “Happy Stuff

  1. This is the first I have heard about Kim. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know what it is like to lose a spouse. Please know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Don’t let people rush you out of your grieving, you will know when you need to move on (as they say). My prayers are with you all.

  2. Very sad to hear that we fellow bloggers have lost Kim. This post of happy memories is a bittersweet farewell.

    best… mae

  3. I’ve just heard the sad news. Farewell dear Kim, you will be missed. Thankyou for you warm, friendly posts and thoughtful comments. Condolences to Kim’s family.

  4. i have just learned from a fellow blogger the sad news that we have lost dear Kim. Condolences to her husband, family and friends. She will be missed. I always appreciated her warm and encouraging comments on my blog.

  5. I love all these things that bring you happy because they bring me happy! Especially that freshly cut grass and the sweet aroma of morning dew on the grass. Your garden is exquisite dear Kimmeee! Brings so much joy, I know! oxo ~ally

    • Ally, I know how important “visuals” are to you — aromas, too — and I’m glad this lil’ bit of Happy brought you joy, xo. (Me, too.) Russ gets the credit for the flower garden… who knew?! Best wishes as the countdown to opening night commences!

    • We’re in the 70’s and 80’s this week too, Neil. Time to open the windows and let the fresh air in! Philly also sounds and looks lovely, thanks to your walkabouts. Thanks for sharing them and your latest musical inspirations, xo.

  6. I agree on the freshly cut grass! I love this time of year…daffodils, lilacs, and iris (oh my). Enjoy the season! (Agree with Mimi on our Oklahoma wind. :)

    • Hey, Debra! One fragrance I miss from my MN days is lilacs. Haven’t seen a lilac bush for miles around since we moved here. Glad you’re enjoying that freshly cut grass aroma, too, although I commiserate with my “allergic” friends. (Boo, hiss for the pollen count.) I love this time of year — impending storms not so much. ‘Tis the season in Tornado Alley!

  7. Happy stuff, indeed! I love seeing what comes up, and of course new plantings. A lot of people have no idea how hard it is to take photos outside in the wind in Oklahoma! So many of mine turn out blurry, of course, but I’m not even thinking about the wind while I’m outside!!!

    • Mimi, other than Russ’s newly planted posies, we have previous tenants or green-thumb neighbors to thank for so much beauty in our ‘hood. (Without having to weed ’em!) I hear ya on windy days though. Even with a tripod it’s difficult to take photos. I don’t think about the wind when I’m outside either, unless the windchill is less than 60 degrees, LOL! Thank you.

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