Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gratitude - Day 210 - July 29, 2014

When the EMT asked me for my husband's social security number, I knew it by heart and was able to provide it.  I had a flash back to the day we met - over 31 years ago, on a 20 hour bus ride from Oklahoma to Wisconsin for a summer band camp.  


Monday, July 28, 2014

The Monday Morning Garden

After a weekend away, you never know what you'll find in the garden.   Was there a rainstorm that knocked over all your phlox?   Did the deer find their favorite salad bar in your vegetable plot?   Did drought strike in the three short days since Friday?

When I returned home this morning, I found things had changed since Friday...


The bees have taken over one of the hummingbird feeders.




The volunteer sunflower has bowed its head in the heat, and the new day lilies have almost bloomed themselves out for the season.  The bird feeder weeds are going crazy in the lawn.





The cucumber vine has just about given up for the season.





But not without trying one last time to give fruit.





The zucchini plant keeps putting out green leaves, even though every bloom has died on the vine with no fruit, and there really isn't enough room in this container to maintain a healthy plant.  The yellow squash in the containers beside this one gave up long ago.




But in good news, the tomatoes and banana pepper plants are still doing well, especially after a good watering today.




We are still getting new peppers every day.




And there are still about a dozen green tomatoes waiting to ripen on the vines.




The herbs have decided they liked their haircut from two weeks ago, and they're looking lush and perky now.




And over all, the flower garden is holding its own, despite the heavy heat and not enough rain.   

Looks like the weekend report wasn't so bad after all.  

How about you?  How's your garden doing?

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Linking to:    

Creative Country Mom's Garden:  Home Sweet Garden Party
Between Naps On The Porch: Metamorphosis Monday

Gratitude - Day 209 - July 28, 2014

After a weekend away, you never know what you'll find in your garden.   Today I was surprised to find that my experimental bush beans are sprouting nicely, and have gotten a couple of sets of true leaves on them.  


Gratitude - Day 206-208 - July 25-27, 2014

A weekend away. Glorious relaxing time spent together.  Wandering around North Carolina's beautiful countryside.  Taking in lovely gardens.   Catching a good movie.  Exploring the beautiful city of Charlotte.  Enjoying a great spectacle of the performing arts at a Drum Corps show.  

Now driving home from Charlotte, and keeping the memories of a wonderful weekend tucked into my heart.  :-)

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Gratitude - Day 205 - July 24, 2014

This day was one for cleaning and laundry and other housework in preparation for a weekend away.  And full of things to be grateful for, like clothes, our home, and timespenttogethermaking our life.  


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Gratitude - Day 204 - July 23, 2014

Working today on getting all my new day lilies into the ground, getting the gardens watered and deadheaded, and getting mulch spread (again!).

Gratitude - Day 203 - July 22, 2014

Took the day off of "work" of any kind, and spent the entire day pampering, shopping, relaxing, eating out with my husband, and singing.   Not too shabby!  A lot of that time was spent reflecting on things the way they are now, the way they used to be for me, and the way they could be if I want.