It's actually fun to put your hand into a sink full of bubbles. even more so if you have a set of small ones helping you! Just be sure to check for a rubber band wrapped around the hose sprayer before you turn on the water. . . . this was a favorite prank in our kitchen several years ago. In the winter the warm water is a good way to sooth your nippy fingers while in the summer I actually find it cooling. No matter what the season, however, you have the added enjoyment of a pleasant window view. . . . sparkling snowdrifts, the flowering pear tree, a cascade of morning glories, and finally the vibrant burst of color on the burning bush.
This morning's window entertainment held a special surprise, for while rinsing out Betty Jo (that's my cast iron pan and a whole other story entirely) I spied our wee wooden friend wading through a sea of clover out there.
After thoroughly drying and oiling Betty Jo (proper care for a treasured pan) I hustled myself out to the yard to see whatever she might be up to. I found her nestled into a patch of pansy leisurely reading over some journal entries. Inspiration must have been found in those pages. . . .
. . . . for she was soon up and involved in a flurry of activity. It seems the sunflower seeds inspired by Susan Faye during the May Day Giveaway had sprouted and were in desperate need of some water. No small task for little Lily Red!
And seeing that the Forget Me Nots had begun go to seed she was quick to take action. With or without Lucy's help the snipping began! A few small blossoms had held out so she gathered them up in her basket. They would make a lovely arrangement in her summer kitchen or even tucked into the brim of her garden hat. Ever since receiving her lovely bonnet in the mail Lily Red had been looking for ways to bring a little more beauty into the world around her. Her garden hat would be much improved with the addition of the Forget Me Nots but still no where near the glory of that bonnet.
If only she could justify wearing it during her day to day activities. Unfortunately these had become quite uneventful as of late and so the bonnet remained back at Wayside, idly hanging from her bedpost. Dreaming of it's loveliness while knee deep in garden chores did, however, have it's advantages for a special idea began to sprout.