Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Feeling overly excited about these...
...some Morning Glories, Moonflowers, Nasturtiums, and Sweet Pea to vine over a very ugly fence in the back yard.
And we're keeping busy getting the ground ready for some more plants and seeds. We need some flowers for Pookie to pick so she'll stop picking...
...the neighbors flowers!

Friday, April 11, 2008

We had a brief preview of summer here, so we've spent most of the week outdoors. Our summery weather went out on a high note yesterday with a sunny, lightly breezy day somewhere in the seventies. So pleasant!
We managed to spend almost all day outdoors. I spent the day working on the portion of our lawn we're going to devote to gardening, Fig busied herself "planting" rock "seeds" in the freshly overturned soil, and Pookie was engrossed in searching for worms, lining them up, and putting them "to sleep" (patting a little bit of soil over their lower half to serve as a blanket.) We finished our day slightly pink (from all that sun), thoroughly dirty, and contentedly full after a dinner of hotdogs cooked on the grill.
Now we're back to our typical overcast, damp, drizzly, and cool early spring weather.
But that brief warm weather was enough to get me busy scouring the seed/plant catalogues and dreaming of our summer garden.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Warm and sunny enough for a little outdoor reading for me, some dirt digging for the girls and...
...some pattern drafting for this. Not much time and I'm still struggling with some design elements, but the challenge is so much fun!