"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string." Lucy Maud Montgomery
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
...in twenty-one days it will be summer and we will experience the 'longest' day of the year. Yet, I swear these last few days have been some of the longest I have ever experienced.
In a short break from the rain, clouds and wind, I took a little walk around my backyard. It was a soggy, forlorn looking place, looking more like fall than three weeks from summer. The vegetable garden looking much like it did three weeks ago when we planted it, no, I take that back, everything is squishy and slimey...like someone left the water on too long. The bedding plants we planted are a soggy mess and will need to some out so we can start over.
I heard on the news last night that we have yet to reach 70degrees...the end of May. It was 62degrees in the house when I got up this morning and I had to turn the furnace on...the end of May. So, since Spring has decided to detour from here I thought I should go out and 'find' some spring. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. Just pretend that this is a walk in my backyard:
how about these geraniums?
rows and rows of the pretties.
maybe marigolds are more your style.
or sassy little snapdragons.
or my personl favorite dahlia's.
who knows what these are?
or how about a basket of begonia's
in my favorite color.
ending our tour with a hanging basket
of ruffled petunia's.
these are new to me this year.
How does your garden grow? And if you are eating fresh tomatoes off
of plants you grew from seeds...
don't tell me about it.
Thanks for taking this little fantasy trip around my backyard with me!