I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. Mr. Cottage and I went up to the cottage and had a work weekend. He got the pontoon put into the lake, while I vacuumed up spiders and webs…OH YAY! I even took a few days off from using our computer.
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” ~John Muir
Before we left for the cottage, I took a few photos of all the ants covering our peony buds. Ants and peonies kind-of-go together.
Unfortunately, they still haven’t bloomed. We bought the plant two summers ago and I know it’s not unusual for them not to bloom the first year, but now I’m wondering if they’re going to bloom this year. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas about this? If so, please leave a comment below.
Mr. Cottage came in from outside and asked me to come out with my camera. Whenever he says this, I know it involves an animal or critter of some sort. Look above at the corner of our red cottage. Such a cute and tiny baby bunny, but all alone.
I went back inside, thinking it would be leaving; but it didn’t. It move itself into our grass, where it stayed put for hours.
It eventually moved further down into the grass where it seemed to disappear. I didn’t get a photo of it when it was like that, but it would have been so easy to mow the lawn and never see it. So scary to think of! I started searching on Google and found a wildlife rehabilitator near our cottage, but decided to wait until morning and see if it was still there.
Long story short, later that evening our little bunny and one of its siblings got together. By morning, they had moved on.
The next day I went outside with Sadie and then Mr. Cottage joined us. As we were enjoying the shade and breeze, the Mayflies decided to invade us. We pretty much stayed isolated in the cottage for the rest of the day and decided to come home early on Memorial Day. It was so bad, that if you took a step on the grass, hundreds flew up from the grass. I know they’re harmless and only live a day or so, but if I’m going to stay indoors, we’ll do it at home. You can see the back of our cottage and gazebo were covered with them, and our roof and grass were much worse.
When I was growing up, we went to our local Memorial Day parade and then we went to the cemetery where my parents took care of some of the graves of family members. Is there anything special you do on Memorial Day?
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