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!

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