Summertime…

Summer seems to be clicking right along. I am out in the garden a lot in the mornings. I know I keep saying that. But each day is new with different things growing and flourishing. Yesterday I got all the duck water changed again. It is hard work. But the algae grows so quickly, I…

Dirty…

Hello! I love the garden, but it’s dirty work. Every morning it doesn’t rain I go out and do the watering, tying, rearranging, etc… By the time I’m finished I’m so sweaty I can literally ring the water out of my shirt. A subsequent shower is a must. And it’s too hot to wear shoes….

First blooms…

I have so many E!E!E! I’m so excited!¬†things happening in the garden! Like the first sunflower blooms. They make me oh so happy. I feel like I’ve been waiting and waiting… Technically, this is the second bloom… The first bloom is pointed towards the neighbors…hmph! These are velvet queens. The neighbors could have had sunflowers…

The weather is FAB…

Rain a couple days ago and now the weather is so FABulous! I should be outside enjoying it some more, but I’m tired from my morning’s gardening work and itching to go upstairs and stitch. Every time we get a rain it seems like the garden just explodes. I was surprised to see how much…

Disaster…

How did things go so wrong? Yesterday I was in a state of bliss over the garden, the pool, summer… Today, my perspective is changed and I feel more than a little struggle with it. Also, it’s my birthday. But things started turning last night. H and I were enjoying the pool when the corner…

New developments…

I always dread getting on the computer to do my daily work because I know I will end up being here for a long time. It’s been two hours already! But I want to get in a blog post, so here goes. Things are looking fine in the garden, like OMG!!! So exciting!! things… You…

Playing with elephants…

Such a pretty photo to start things off. This beautiful white butterfly was flittering around this hanging flower basket the other day. Happily, I was able to catch it in one of its still moments. The garden, stitching and the pool fill my thoughts most days. This morning I discovered green yellow pear tomatoes growing…

Mish mash…

The holiday weekend started out so well. I think it was Friday I went to the store and caught site of loads of mums in shopping carts, wondering why so many? Then remembered the holiday! I picked out this gorgeous pot… I don’t really “do” holidays any more. Honestly, they all bore me. There’s something…

Got any bugs?

The new photos I took this morning haven’t shown up yet, so I’ll work with these from last week of the garden activities. I had such a nice reception from the black and white kitties this morning. Here they were last week snoozing behind the porch. Sometimes I feel like black kitty is whining like…

Ratta tat tat…

The day has been interesting so far. I worked on a little more needle tatting. I think I mentioned I largely taught myself this skill about 10 years ago when I was crazy quilting. This¬†tatted bookmark is a favorite. I have made it many, many times. This time I tried it with Aunt Lydia’s (size…