We finally made it out to the farm for picking strawberries. Twenty-two pounds. A good first haul. There will be more, and soon, blueberries, too. Heartbreaking to see so much soggy fruit after a few days of drenching last week, but conditions look good in the week ahead to turn the plants’ tiny green berries into beautifully ripe red ones… in time to replenish!

In our own backyard, the lilies (replanted from my grandparents’ home in Wisconsin) and the bearded irises are in full bloom, and the gladiolus bulbs are once again coming up (a miracle after laying dormant several years after planting — is that normal?). Beautiful sights, and just in time to virtually share with our mothers.

Irises and lilies

So happy Mother’s Day to all the mums and mums-to-be out there. May your day be filled with everything your deserving hearts desire! To our own mums — we love you and miss you very much!

Cheers, Heather

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