Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What's in my garden?

Daughter Tessa took these pix and posted them on Facebook, so I simply copied them off.  Too lazy to get my camera and take my own, and too cheap no, stupid  thrifty to get a smart phone.

For the first time in my life, I have flowering crab apple trees in my yard!  They are in full bloom right now and we have chairs set up underneath the branches which are dripping with beautiful and fragrant flowers.  We have three dark pink trees and one pale pink or white tree.  And of course, a few bees. I wish it was a lot of bees but I've only seen a few.  Hope the bee population can come back soon. We needs our bees!

I also have lily of the valley growing EVERYWHERE  in the garden!  Way more than any one patch of ground should have!  This weekend I hope to get out my spade and begin digging up all the wildness and get some order in place. But I do love their fragrance.  "White coral bells, upon a slender stalk. Lily of the Valley deck my garden walk. Oh, don't you wish that you could hear them ring? That will happen only when the fairies sing."  We sang this little song when I was in Girl Scouts--in rounds even--and it was so pretty. Anyone else remember singing this?

As for quilting, not so much these days.  Getting the veggies planted at the community garden--we have 2 20x25 foot plots and Don thinks he may get a third one to fill with sweet corn but he better make a decision pretty soon if he wants to harvest before first frost.  Also helped a couple of days with Tessa's garage sale, which was successful, and I've planted nearly all the big flower pots and hanging baskets. With luck I'll finish the last of the pots today.

I also picked up a couple of disability cases--what am I thinking?  I'm supposed to be retired!  But when people call and ask me to help out, how can I say no?  Plus, I need to finance a new mid-arm sewing machine. LOL

Had a visit with a neurologist/sleep specialist to see if I have apnea, and he sent me home with an "oximeter" kit to measure my O2 levels while I sleep. Last night I got the thing set up and went to bed around 11:30. Could I fall asleep in 5 minutes as I usually do?  Not a chance.  Around 2:30 I finally drifted off! And Lily woke me at 7 to get going.  Thank goodness I began drinking coffee a few weeks ago or I'd be really dragging this morning!

Whatever you do today, enjoy and savor it. Life is sweet!


  1. Your garden is looking glorious. Naturally with winter upon us mine is looking rather drab but I have plans for a beautiful Spring Garden this year so I havent been idle in the gardening stakes . More work planned for this weekend.

    You and I can trade notes about Disability - thats my field of work too!

  2. Thanks for the pics of the flowers in your garden. I can almost smell those Lily of the Valley. The fragrance from all the lilac in mine and my neighbours yard is almost over powering especially early in the morning and in the evening. I am not doing much sewing either, the garden keeps on calling me.
    Have a great day.