Friday, June 01, 2018

Friday's Fave Five #484

Hello and welcome to Friday's Fave Five.   I cannot believe it is June the 1st.  This month has just flown by.  It's a good thing this FFF exercise forces me to take a pause and take note of good things or else they would just escape me.  Please join me in sharing five of them.

~short but sweet visit with a friend~ I had been thinking of my friend who I haven't seen in a long while even though we live in the same city and lo and behold she texted me to set a date for a coffee and visit.  It was so nice seeing her again.  We have one of those precious friendships where we just pick up as if we are together all the time and we can be ourselves with no pretense.   How I miss get together more often.  We left with promises of setting dates that are not so few and far between .

~ flowers all planted ~ this year I have been so unmotivated with the whole outdoor flower thing.  I got my deck planter done as I mentioned in last week's FFF but the rest just wasn't happening.  But one evening this week I determined to get it done and I went and bought some flowers and got them put in.  Now I'm so glad it's done and wonder why I wasn't motivated.  Silly how that is.

~ very much needed rain ~ yesterday it started to rain and it is continuing today.  Though it made it much colder out, the rain was so needed.  And it's a nice rainfall that is getting absorbed which our area is desperate for.  It has been so dry that they've already had a fire ban in the river valley.  Which is totally bizarre because we had a crazy winter which saw record snow.  But it melted so fast that a lot was run off and didn't get absorbed and we basically skipped spring around here and have jumped straight from winter into summer weather.  So yes, rain away!

~ fresh cut lawn ~  My hubby is so faithful to keep our grass mowed on a regular basis.  I just love when he does it.  The fresh cut grass smell is so wonderful, and it's so nice for the kids to play in a nicely cut lawn.

~ lilacs ~ The lilacs have been blooming like crazy around here and you can smell it when you are outside.  So beautiful.  Of course a nice vase full on the table is lovely too, though daughter and I both found the smell of them a bit too strong this year for some reason.  Nevertheless we stuck it out cause they are gorgeous!

What have been your favorite blessings from this past week?


Gattina said...

It seems that you have the same weather as we have, today it started to rain ! It had been very hot and we also had thunderstorms ! Each year I am less motivated for the gardenwork. But I made it easy barks everwhere and flowerpots with fake flowers, looks beautiful and I have no work ! The only thing is the hedge and shrubs but for that I have a gardener !
I am so annoyed that comments don't arrive in the email anymore ! I always have to check my blog to see if somebody has commented !

Faith said...

It is going to be a rainy day here too but with very hot temps and high humidity so guess who is gonna turn on the central air when she gets home from work??! Feels like summer today. But we could use some more rain.

Our lilacs hit peak about 2 weeks ago and ours were particularly strong smelling this year too. I learned it's because of the cold winter with lots of snow!! There's a devotional about it in my Earth Psalms book by Francine rivers.

I love the smell of fresh cut grass!

Yay for coffee dates with friends! I need to do one with a certain friend i haven't seen in about 3 years!!!

Enjoymyour weekend!

Barbara H. said...

So good to get together with friends, and nice when it has been a long while to finally have it happen. I love how it looks outside when the spring/summer plants are in, too. We've had a lot of rain all week. Thankfully it has been sporadic enough that I think most of it is being absorbed. Unfortunately. fresh-cut grass makes me sneeze. But I love how a fresh-cut lawn looks and am so thankful my husband takes care of that diligently. I love how lilacs look, too, but the smell is way too strong for me. We have a lilac bush that's far enough away that I can enjoy it from afar.

Ann said...

Lilacs are beautiful!! Here, it’s our hydrangeas that look beautiful.

Willow said...

Coffee dates that are also unexpected are such a great blessing in the week.

I had to laugh when I saw the photo of the lilacs. I swear I could SMELL them!

I know you'll enjoy and appreciate those flowers all summer!

ellen b. said...

Those lilacs are so pretty. Glad you had a good week and your flowers are all planted. Have a wonderful weekend.

Wendy said...

Your lilacs are lovely. I have a friend like that, we don't see each other as often these day but when we do it's just like we saw each other yesterday. Nice that you got all your planting done. I didn't make it here on Friday - another Grandson decided to make an early appearance.

nikkipolani said...

Oh my goodness, those lilacs are swoon-worthy! They do very poorly here, usually. When I visited France in April, I couldn't stop taking photos of them blooming in a myriad of gorgeous shades. Yours are such a dreamy color.