When I'm not working at the paying job or picking threads out of my coffee (aka quilting) I am usually gardening (aka weeding).
I get a lot of inspiration for my quilts from my garden. My quilts are my winter garden.
I'm off today so took a camera tour around the garden. It's wet and chilly and supposed to rain again this afternoon. When it rains I'll sew until the grandkids get here for the weekend.
Tree Peony in bloom - not to be confused with herbaceous peonies.
Another Tree Peony
My Azalea. I didn't think I was going to get any blooms this year. The deer ate most of the wood and there are hardly any leaves on the plant.
Clematis is blooming and I need to tie it up to the trellis and cut out that awful wild mulberry bush growing next to it.
Centaurea Montana or Mountain Bluet...it's really kind of a weed that pops up here and there throughout the gardens. I like blue flowers.
Old fashioned Iris. They are not as pretty as the Bearded Irises but they are easy to grow and over the years I've dug up the rhizomes and planted clumps here and there.
My strawberries are blooming.
And there are thistles (and maple tree seeds) in my spinach.
There's never enough time. Is there?