Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May Is My New Favorite

I am loving this month. We are having perfect weather and I have spent lots of time working in our yard. Unfortunately, I caught another outbreak of poison ivy, but went to my urgent care for a shot of prednisone and a six day course of tablets and it shut the rash and itching down. I had three outbreaks last year and I'd like to figure out where it's growing so I can avoid it, but so far, no luck.


The roses in the front yard look and smell heavenly. I took this photo today, and you can see a bit of fog in the background.

This bloom glows in the morning light, doesn't it?

I took this photo one morning on my way out the door and it has the look of a painting for some reason.

This is a little area I'm trying to grow perennials in so the weeds don't take over. I had a little edging left over from the front, but not quite enough, so I used a shell and some driftwood to finish it up and I quite like the effect. It reminds me of a book illustrated by Barbara Clooney, called Roxaboxen. My girls and I loved it and I often think of it when I'm messing about in my yard.

I took my mom out for lunch today for Mother's Day, instead of tomorrow when the restaurants will be packed, and she took her first (and probably last) selfie!

When I got home, I went down to the beach and knit. It was foggy when I got there.

But in twenty minutes, it had completely burned off. Amazing to watch the weather change so quickly.

And I finally finished my Horizon scarf! I was getting a headache, so I just took a quick picture, but will take more after I give it a good soaking.

Melissa's cat, Fern, was sitting in the window when I got back to the house. She wants to be outside so badly, but it's way too risky around here to let her, so I have to listen to her whining about it. I'm going to miss her when Melissa takes her back. She's such a sweetie!

I hope you're enjoying a marvelous May as well!



  1. Happy Mother's Day Rose. Your garden looks gorgeous.

  2. Oh how I envy your ocean and sunshine!

  3. You have the knack with roses. I never did. I had to give them all up and stick with lovely foliage plants instead.

    Pretty, pretty pictures.

    1. Nope, Steve and our sandy soil get the credit. But thanks! I do love seeing and smelling them!

  4. I had been working in an emergency room in my town for several years. An urgent care center came in and so I switched over to them. It has been such a good addition to the town. And I think the hospital really appreciates the urgent center being there. It cuts down on a lot of wasted time and resources.

    Natalia Campos @ Primary Care Associates