Little glimpses around our farm today on this glorious May Day 2008. We didn't deliver any May Baskets but I'm delivering you some bits of spring tonight.
I let the chickens out every morning at this time of year. They eat bugs and worms and love to take a good dust bath. In a few weeks, I'll have too many plants in that I won't want them to eat so their hours out of the coop will be a bit less. They are enjoying every moment of freedom from morning til night.
Otto is Lily Pons' last year's handsome kitten who somehow has managed to become a big strapping cat. (He's the one we kept from this litter of five red striped tiger kittens.) He still is as sweet as they make 'em and really the only cat I have managed to have sit still for me for a photograph. He is loving the daffodils this week.
I have no idea what this shrub is but every spring it lets out a scream of a wonderful pinkish-salmon bloom that I gather by the armload and bring inside. After it's all over, you would have no idea that the homely shrub could be so beautiful.
I love these little purply-blue grape hyacinth blooms. The raindrops hanging onto the sides of them kind of look like little glass baubles.