We had snow at the beginning of the month and it will be full summer tomorrow. But that’s the way it goes up here. Something about the ways the winds blow down from Canada, across from the midwest, and up from the south … and of course, in from the Atlantic Ocean.

Macros – Hanging pots on the deck

It gives us an amazingly busy weather system, I should add. If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute — or less!

Mumford River Dam

Long view of the Mumford River dam

The reason we have Memorial Day (previously Decoration Day) at the end of May is because in this part of the world, all the flowers are blooming. Actually, for our region, mid June would probably be better, but this will do.

Uxbridge Police Station

A working gardener

Flag by Police Station

Lawn mower man

Clouds over Walmart

More lawn mower man

And then, stuff has been happening at home. Repairs are getting made. The house looks better but we are so poor!

I like it so much, I feel i should get them ALL replaced. How I wish I could.

Our newly mown lawn!

The Dawgz

And just a little more in the way of flowers because they are gone far too soon.

Hanging geraniums

More geraniums

Basket of begonias

Our woods in May

And finally, as Garry gets ready for his cochlear implant, lots of visits to UMass Memorial hospital …


Coming and going


Going and coming

About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly challenge, originally hosted by Max at Cardinal Guzman. 

SU LESLIE has taken over hosting duties this year, and if you would like to join in, here are the guidelines:

The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):

* Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
* Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
* Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them

The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):

1 – Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month

2 – Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!

3 – Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.

If you do a ping-back to Sue Leslie’s post, she can update it with links to all of yours.

  1. Colloquial term for those living in the South Island of New Zealand.

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27 replies

  1. Great to see the proof that the awful weather you seemed to have for such a long time has gone for at least a while. 🙂


  2. Cute naughty dogs!


  3. Your pictures are so wonderful, they always tell a story! Awesomeness personified! 🙂


  4. It looks lovely there, I love this time of year.


  5. You know …gardening is hard work. Rose (my Lady) does the heavy lifting though. I do the enjoying.


  6. It’s definitely a beautiful day at your house, but where is the fuchsia hanging plant? I potted one up this year, and every time I pass by I think of you. 🙂


    • I could not find any to buy. I thought I saw some at Koopman’s, but I’ve already got two hanging plants and that’s my limit. And I wasn’t sure what I saw was fuchsia, either. I asked the woman at the garden shop and she said “Well, plants go in and out of popularity and I guess this isn’t the year of the fuchsia.” How can they “go out of style”? That’s strange. I miss them. They really ARE my favorites and not having any — two years in a row — is painful.

      The guy who used to sell them is gone. I think maybe he died. He was old and ill, so it’s possible. His shop is empty and no one knows what happened to him. Like the fuchsia.

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  7. Beautiful flowers, happy to see you have your computer up and working the way you like it again.


  8. Lovely flowers and good lawn mower man

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