Monday, July 28, 2008
Then there are the cucumbers. This one here has had a few bites taken out already, it appears. I have already picked one and sliced it up and soaked it in vinegar. I had the whole thing eaten by the next morning. Yum-O.
And then there is my sole surviving pumpkin. It looks to about be ready for picking. The plant is yellowing and dying back. It turned into a good sized sucker. I look forward to seeing how it tastes!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Here are some pictures of my flowers in full bloom. I have my sunflowers from Libby's spring birthday party. I had set the sunflower seeds in a bowl and each participant got to plant some to take home. When the party was over, Scott was helping me clean up outside and he just tossed the rest of the seeds in the flower bed beside the picnic table. He picked up the bowl of leftover dirt and asked me what to do with it, and I said, "I guess you should put it over top of the sunflowers that you just planted." For whatever reason, he didn't realize that those were real sunflowers.
Then we have the yellow Mum that grew back by itself from last Fall. I had set the three dead Mums behind the house last winter and never got around to doing anything with them. Then I noticed this spring that the one started to get green again. So here it is, July, and I have a fully blooming Mum. (I actually have a big pot of Pansies that did the very same thing. I guess I benefit from being too lazy to clean out pots of old dead flowers.)
Next we have the Galartia that is just ginormous. I transplanted a small bit of it last summer from my mom's house, and it got huge. Beautiful fallish oranges and yellows.
And finally is my cone flower (Echinacea). I love the color of these, as they throw their arms back and reach their nose to Heaven.
What do you have blooming in your yard?
Thursday, July 24, 2008
But then I got a few of these. Pretty cool, huh?
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Check out the snot.
Here he's looking at the big tree outside.
This is actually Libby's blanky that he getting all snotty and wet. That's what happens when she brings hers over to him.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
My little guy was 6 months old yesterday! It doesn't seem that long ago that my friend and I were both newly pregnant and wondering what little persons were growing inside of us. Now, her little guy is 7 months old and mine is 6 months old. Where does the time go?
On another note, I cannot believe how different Hudson is than Libby. She would never have just laid on the floor like this, playing with any random thing.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
And, as it inevitably does, it's about taking a much needed break to lighten moods and reenergize bodies.
And here are the other ones. I've heard of June bugs, but have never really seen what they are. Is that what these are? They sure are pretty, but as you can see on the flower leaves, they do some damage. We will assume that the two on the right are fighting to get to the same spot on the leaf.
I also came across several pretty ladybugs, which I learned are good. I have seen quite a few honey bees, too, which is encouraging compared to the last few years. They make me nervous, though, with Libby and me running around barefoot. This has been a big step for me, because I am very squeemish around any type of bug.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
These are two of the most beloved blankies that ever got drooled and chewed on.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Here are a few things that I discovered in my garden today. The picture on the top is of my poor cucumbers. This is after I dug up the potatos that were hogging their space, so hopefully with a little room to breathe they will survive. The second picture is of my biggest suprise. I still have carrots! I thought that all but the two that are hiding in my marigolds (right and down)got eaten, but there they were, trying their best to do what they were put in the ground to do. The carrots that somehow got in between the marigolds are doing great. I just hope they don't taste like marigold. Between the marigold carrots and the mysterious potato plant that is growing right in the middle of my garden, I swear I'm not going to plant at sunset again.
More to come, including garden bugs and...wait for it...
I have pumpkins!!