Summer officially begins here at our cottage today.
Maddie will be staying the week with us.
I will be picking her up this afternoon.
There was a neighborhood party, yesterday, to welcome the newcomers that moved here in the past few months.
Plus, it was a great way to kick off the summer season.
Lots of people, and lots of fun!
The evening ended with a bonfire, which was soooo enjoyable!
As I was taking this picture, a Chickadee was just landing on the birdbath in the background.
He made sure to let me know I was invading his space!
The roses are starting to bloom...but the rabbits are feasting on them in the cottage garden.
I am NOT happy about that at all!
They strip the canes of all the leaves first. Then they start chewing down the stems.
I've been seeing everyone using their canning jars for vases again.
It must be the summer that brings them out.
I agree that the color of the jars compliment fresh flowers of any kind, and color.
This is the time of year I start making lavender sachets.
My stash dwindles, and I need to stock up for little gifts for special friends that need a little pick me up, or a just because......
It's a good thing that it's flea market season.
My stock of vintage lace is getting quite low.
The white, pearl buttons are getting more difficult to find...so they are on my list also.
So.....ready or not, here it comes....Enjoy!