The windmill is repaired and working. It's great to hear the comforting "oom-oom-oom" as the blades turn.
I recently added windows to the mouse door.The set was originally designed to be hung on a tree, but I set it at the bottom of the stairway, and that's where it stayed.
Whimsy in a yard is especially appealing. My first thought was to develop my tiny outdoor village in the grove under a big pine tree, but then I realized I wouldn't be able to see it there -- at least, not very often. So I decided to establish my town under the wild rose bramble bush that Hallie and Nick pruned. Such a nice job -- and so nicely raked underneath. Now I can see the little house while I hang the clothes -- and I can even see it from the laundry room.
Here's some country whimsy at the neighbors', the old Plank place. Lilacs and wild roses grow over an old piece of farm equipment -- quite picturesque. Can you believe the lilacs are still in bloom? Such a late spring!
(Formatting with a lot of pictures -- what frustration!) KW