Rabbit, Rabbit! May is finally here… and that is something that I always celebrate!
In our Midwest perennial and herb gardens, mid-May is planting time. Very soon, seeds can be sown in our garden beds and tender annuals can be planted in containers for the deck and front porch. Spring Planting Day is always the happiest of days at our house! I’ve been planning, buying seeds, and waiting for the big day to arrive…
Celebrating the small moments that make life so sweet is something we often do here at Petals.Paper.Simple Thymes. Today is a BIG celebration of a small moment ~ and you are a very special part of our celebration!
Over the past year, so much has grown in our garden.
Along with the water and sunshine that helped our flowers and herbs grow,
stories from the heart, photos, and friends (old and new)
have helped our little blog grow, too.
is exactly one year old!!
It has been such a joy to connect with so many kindred spirits across the globe!
Gardeners, paper crafters, and those of us who celebrate the simple things in life
have been gathering here for the past twelve months.
Thank you all so much for spending time here,
returning again and again,
and leaving such thoughtful comments.
I am truly humbled by your friendship!
are my favorite part of our blog!
Year Two will bring more stories to warm your heart,
simple garden ideas to inspire you,
and lots of surprises, too!
Are you ready for a nice, long walk? Lace up your sturdy boots, grab a hat and sunscreen, and don’t forget to bring a bottle of water! Our ‘Happy Trails’ will take us deep into the Sonoran Desert in Arizona.
Just a week ago, my husband and I had a wonderful time exploring the Lost Dutchman State Park, near Apache Junction, Arizona. Temperatures were in the low 80s the day we packed a picnic and set out for a new adventure. The blue skies and gentle breezes were just perfect for hiking!
Early spring rains and above average temperatures during March, made the Sonoran desert more lush and colorful than usual this April.
Let’s hit the trail…
The spectacular mountain views were such a treat as we followed one of the many trails through the Lost Dutchman State Park. It was so different from the flat trails we often hike in Illinois. Desert lizards, birds, bees, and butterflies were our companions as we hiked along the dusty trails.
Legends of a hidden gold mine added an element of mystery to the natural beauty of The Lost Dutchman State Park. It was easy to imagine the days of the Old West as we hiked along the trails.
So glad you could hike along with us!
Next time, join us for a hike along The Great Western Trail,
through the Tonto National Forest.
You’ll love the breathtaking views, with mountains in every direction.
Wishing you ‘Happy Trails’, sweet friends!
I’m so glad that you stopped by today!
Sending warm sunshine!