May 12, 2012

Playing in the dirt

Happy Saturday, all! What have you all been up to today? It's a gorgeous sunny day here on the island and that means this girl's been outside. It's 12:30pm and so far, I've played in 1.5 cubic sqaure feet of dirt! :) Want to see the product of my labors?
 Rosemary and Phlox, re-potted into larger containers.

Oregano (looking a bit sickly) and German Thyme, also re-potted.

Going up the steps to our front door: purple sage, three tiny pots of miniature pansies, and finally at the top, lavender. The lavender needs to be transplanted into our actual yard, but I haven't gotten to that yet.

Bonus Photo: My Sweet Peas! They continue to grow and I can't wait to see them blossom. Most beautiful smelling flower in the world, bar none. No, I didn't re-pot these. But I did water them. I'm so excited to see the seeds actually grow. You have no idea how un-green my thumb is.
In other news, the garden hasn't died yet. In fact, we have lettuce, peas, and sunflowers sprouting. Maybe more stuff, but I haven't been out there today. Jason is going to plant strawberries later this afternoon, so I suppose I'll do some weeding while he does that. Who knows? Maybe stuff will really grow. One can hope.
Oh, did I tell you? We found my wedding ring! Actually, Jason found it. In the garden, of course. The potato patch to be precise. We were out looking for sprouts last week and there it was, on bare earth. An extraordinary answer to prayer, because our backyard is immense and mostly covered in grass. :) I am oh-so-thankful to have it back on my finger where it belongs. The ring, I mean. Not the yard.
Any exciting plans for Mother's Day? We are doing a family night at the drive-in this evening and we are all three very much looking forward to it. It will be a super late night, but worth it I think. We get to see The Avengers. Ooh-rah. :)
15 hours of daylight does wonders for the soul when the sun shines unhindered for all 15 hours. I feel my vitamin D stores filling up, I don't want to be anywhere but outside, and I love that the sun doesn't set till almost 9 o'clock. :) This is a beautiful, bright, happy time of year. And I'm making hay while the sun shines.

Happy Mother's Day, friends! I hope you all have a great weekend!

May 3, 2012

Return to Me

Somewhere between the hoe and the rake, I lost it. I didn't exactly see it go flying. In fact, I didn't see it at all. One moment it was there, the next it wasn't. Sinking feeling in my stomach the moment I noticed it was missing.

This garden just got a whole lot more expensive.

"Honey?" Jay stops shoveling and looks at me.

"I'm missing my wedding ring."

So went the garden planting last weekend.

*Rolls eyes*

Dumb garden. Dumb rock-ridden, weed infested, muddy back-breaking garden. We missed Holland Happening, first day of fishing, the tulip fields, and who knows what else to get it finished. Now it's eaten my wedding ring, too.

Well. Not really. Much as I'd like to, I can't really blame the garden for the loss. The ring's been really loose on my finger lately. I knew it could slip off. But I feel so werid without it, I didn't want to stop wearing it. Now it's lost in the greater wilderness that is our backyard. In the two foot high grass that hasn't been mowed in over a month because we've been focused on getting the crowbegotten garden done.

Dumb garden.

Anybody got a metal detector?