After the rain

Storms are moving through today.

It is cool and nice outside.

Although I had planned on working an hour in the garden this morning, the thunder and rain sent me back inside.

During a loll in the storm front, I found some time to quietly stroll around.

More, no differently beautiful than yesterday.

A beautiful display, delighting the eye, and calming the soul.

Please enjoy my garden.

Garden update, sort of…

Two days ago I snapped some shots of my gardens. I was so happy with the way they were coming along.

Then it rained. It rained a lot! In fact it poured from the sky, filling the puddles to over flowing.

It was beautiful!

Today I planned on taking new pics of the magic that occurred. The garden took off, growing, growing, growing. Miraculous!

When I came inside to get my camera, it started to rain again.

I am hoping tomorrow I can get the “after” pics.

Creepy cool!

Baby arachnids!
How many do you think there are?

Found in a hole in my backyard 😳 I hope they take care of some pests in the garden

I understand their usefulness, but I don’t think I am totally over my arachniphobia from giant barn spiders in my grandparents front porch when I was a child.

Standing rule for spiders, stay outside! Inside you better hope that the kids are home to move you. (I do try to move some that get inside, but seriously, where’s my boot?)

Shout out to PlantNet

Lemon balm

I planted a lot of seeds this year, with the help of the kids.

We also used composted local fertilizer from a nearby farm, so we have a few new weeds to deal with.

Then we could throw in my overworked mind, which forgets many things these days.

So I was really unsure if this was friend or foe.

Earlier this year I found “PlantNet” on ‘Google play. I have really enjoyed this so far free app.

Sometimes it just gives suggestions, but if you add a quick Google search confirmation or redirection comes quick.

I guess I won’t pull that lemon balm out of my flower pots after all. I will wait for it to ‘steep’.

Sweet taste of pea pods, friends and enemies in the garden, taking my art outside

Spent the morning fighting weeds, and potato bugs. I don’t use duster or sprays in my garden, so picked them off one by one. Luckily our pet turtle will gobbles them up quick.

This afternoon was a bit more fun. My pole beans and peas are big enough to need support. I decided to make my trellis into art this year with the help of my son, our spider webs took shape.

As a reward today a taste, of a baby pea, and time with my son.

Tired, fulfilled, peace, and joy, this is living!

Long day but so worth it!


Beauty and Flavour

Walking home for lunch today, I was welcomed by these beautiful flowers. On closer examination I was not the only one attracted by it’s beauty. I could not help myself but to pause and watch my fluttering friend.

I continued on to gathering my lunch from the gardens. Fresh basil, kale, and arugula were the delights of the day!

Thankful for the nutrition our effort and the Lord’s goodness provided!