I have been digging through
closets and under couches....not fun.
I am SO tired of living in chaos.
I have been given the gift of a summer at home.
I can do this!
But it does become a little overwhelming.
So that's when I head on a getaway.
A local getaway that is.
I grab the camera and take a walk.
A walk to the garden.
The cat bird ALWAYS follows me.
A little gray friend with a cry like a baby.
What's not to love?
There's a robin that
always keeps me company in the garden too.
She lands on the posts...perhaps thinking this natural fence is a cozy
refuge from her crazy nest.
We have common ground.
What do you think of my onions?
Don't laugh. They are not blades of grass!
I planted these onions inside....30 or so...from little tiny seeds when
there was still snow on the ground.
I will be happy with fall onions.
So very happy.
There is growth...slow but it's there!
Beans and corn....little tomatoes...slow cucumbers.
The zinnias in the foreground are growing like crazy!
Planting zinnias from seed is an easy, effortless way
to add color to the garden.
The herbs are bursting...
cilantro, bronze fennel, oregano, basil,
parsley, sage, tarragon.....
I will be doing a post on using them in flower arranging....stay tuned.
This phlox looks soooo pretty against the fence.
Cute baby cat bird.
The lavender is looking windswept after
being covered in snow for most of the winter.
It's still pickable!
Tomorrow we are promised sun after a week of rain.
I will pick all I can.
Ripening raspberries make me (and the birds) happy.
Garlic....hanging to dry.
Cute little cloves.
A snowy winter and TOO wet spring
just didn't allow for large garlic head formation.
But that's ok. It will still be flavorful!
This hydrangea blossom
is a foot across....
Balloon flowers contrast so nicely with the
This echinacea (purple coneflower)
came back tall and strong.
Couldn't leave this out.
C has been reading on the porch.
What a cozy, peaceful place!
Good job C.
And please keep our pup in your thoughts and prayers.
She has been suffering and we are not sure what is wrong.
She spent last night at the emergency vet 30 minutes away.
She is the sweetest dog.