The book above with one of my favorite teacups is one I checked out of my local library. I am not usually drawn to such books , but am so glad I checked out this fictional historical book. It is NOT a Christmas story, but a Christmas quilt plays a very important part in it. It is a story that takes place during the civil war and well worth reading for all ages. I read it while sipping tea in my Blue Bottle Garden. ' A Quilt For Christmas' by Sandra Dallas will make your heart glad. It is not a sappy romance , it does have true love, family love, kindness, mercy, friendship, and yes...quilting . It is all wrapped up in good writing and the writing makes you care very much for the main characters and what becomes of them.
So what's going on in our gardens ? Well , the plum and cherry trees are done blooming and now the apple trees in the orchard are showing off. The honeybees are sure enjoying the blossoms.
The ajuga and bleeding hearts are spectacular and we watch the hummingbirds flit to & fro from flower to flower from our front porch.
Although this is not a linky party, please check out Judith's * blog for more gardening inspiration. * ( Thank-you Judith )