Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Front Porch and Summer Storms

Last night we had a lightning display,
Today, there were dark clouds
And rain

And tomorrow

a spring snow 2012

There may be snow.


But on Friday
Glorious Friday

It was our first pitcher of iced tea day
(really refreshing after working in the front garden!)


Although we ate in shifts,
lunch was on the front porch
(leftover chicken and noodles from Miss Jamie's
And another glass of icy tea with lemon)

And Saturday morning,
we celebrated

With breakfast on the porch
Our usual breakfast
Tea and coffee
And steel cut oats
Nothing fancy
But eating on the front porch
made it a special meal!


There were two who thought they should join us!
They  didn't like the glass separating us from them
For there could have been breakfast treats
And they are hard to get from the inside!

Besides gardening, I found time to pick some flowers

Hyacinths and grape hyacinths in Waterford vases
On the table at the bottom of the stairs
(along with some English barley twist wooden candlesticks)

A mirror image for there is a mirror at the bottom of the stairs!

It was a glorious weekend until the storms rolled in last night . . .
But that's spring on the prairie!


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Same deal with the weather here. Yesterday was gorgeous even no wind. Today is blustery. It'll come back around.

Martha said...

Strange light here tonight -- thunderstorms have moved through.

Barbara said...

Spring can be so interesting weather wise! We in the PNW are having a glorious, sunny weekend but we KNOW it won't last. Enjoy your Spring no matter what!

Deb said...

Love the photo of the Hyacinth at the bottom of the stairs. So pretty.

Suz said...

Just lovely Martha