An Occasional Blog
"There's a duck in the front yard," my husband said.
We'd had the rainiest May ever recorded in Kansas, but a duck on the lawn? I went to the window and squinted. It was too early for eyeglasses.
"Over there, Lynne. By the tree."
"It's a mallard," I said. "What's he doing here?"
My husband grinned. "Looking for girls."
Whatever the duck's agenda that morning, the spring rains once again helped our ornamental trees explode with color and our Itoh peonies produce the loveliest blossoms yet. Since we dodged the extreme flooding suffered by parts of Kansas this year, we were especially grateful for the colors in our garden. We enjoyed them so much that I thought you'd like to see a few snapshots from 2018 and 2019.
Now summer is just four days old. Enjoy the outdoors as much as you can, and then relax with a good book!
1. All photos by Lynne Schall, copyright 2018 and 2019.
2. "Heavy May rain and flooding delaying Kansas wheat harvest," The Associated Press, June 21, 2019, published in The Wichita Eagle https://www.kansas.com/news/business/article231822253.html (accessed June 25, 2019)
Lynne Schall is the author of Cloud County Persuasion and Women's Company - The Minerva Girls. She and her family live in Kansas, USA, where she is working on Cloud County Harvest, a sequel to her second novel, Cloud County Persuasion.