Choosing....



This time of year, Spring wreaks havoc upon me.....daily routine tasks become like a life sentence for my soul....do I stay indoors and pluck... dawdle away..... at what needs to be done..... :(



laundry..... sewing....cleaning.... or other projects begun in earnest when the weather was
not optimum.... 




like, vintage organdy waiting to be stretched over lamp shades....


or...do I sneak outdoors every chance that comes my way, when the sun is shining
and the garden is luring me in..... :)



 


The bleeding heart, about twenty years old now, needs to be divided and moved....




....the " montana" clematis just needs to be enjoyed in full bloom! Right?



....and the Chinese peonies, so tempermental..... this year, just three blooms..... last year over twenty, are threatening for attention....



I have surrendered to them before....



So fragile and beautiful.....



Some newly planted white rhododendrons, have attracted my attention, with first year, pristine blooms.....so grateful, I am.....


....and old faithful standbys, just deliver every time.....



....the fragrance from the "lily" distracts me for a long moment.....



....it doesn't take much to distract me out here!



....this woodland fern, which seeded here of it's own accord, is just starting to take part in the scheme of things.....



....and what brings me back to a sudden reality..... is the picked stalks of rhubarb, about the only thing I can grow here, in the woodland garden, except a few herbs....waiting to be chopped up and made into something wonderful!

How do you choose between indoors and outdoors these days?

The only thing that might work for me, is the promise of some
Rhubarb Lunar Cake....

Go to Canadian Living Cooking....and Google for recipe....I am going back outdoors!

N.xo

The first two photos are archived Victoria Magazine....the rest are mine.

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