Saint Barnabas Day ~ June 11th

Some June Mottoes

“A dripping June keeps all in tune.”

“June damp and warm
Does the farmer no harm”

“St. Barnabas, mow your first grass.”

…the cloudless sky


“A cloudless sky; a world of heather,
Purple of foxglove, yellow of broom;
We two among it, wading together;
Shaking out honey, treading perfume.
Crowds of bees are giddy with clover,
Crowds of grasshoppers skip at our feet,
Crowds of larks at their matins hang over,
Thanking the Lord for a life so sweet.”
~ Jean Ingelow

Now for my poetic license with these photos to go with this fun poem. Not the exact plants but mostly the right color….


…a world of heather


…purple of foxglove


…yellow of broom


…crowds of bees are giddy with clover


…crowds of grasshoppers skip at our feet


…Thanking the Lord for a life so sweet!

Have a wonderful St. Barney Day and don’t forget to mow your lawn…

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage. They have blacked out all those photos on my blog posts. OH BOTHER! I’m slowly cleaning up my posts.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

5 thoughts on “Saint Barnabas Day ~ June 11th

  1. So, does that mean I should mow today for the first time?! If so, wow, I’ve been mowing for a couple of months already! LOL

    Beautiful photos – love the colors!

  2. we’ve been mowing for weeks now!

    and right now I’m watering – what I wouldn’t give for an automatic sprinkler system

    your photos are stunning!

  3. Great photos, Ellen! Now I am caught up on your posts except for the Chef Finale, which I read but I haven’t seen the show so I have no opinion.

    I promise to run right out and mow my grass as soon as The Professor sows some and it comes up and is high enough to mow (and hell will most likely freezes over first and then we won’t have any grass to mow, it will be too cold.)

    You’re welcome for the bread. There’s more in the freezer for August.

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