I took a walk in the garden with the camera and not the hula-hoe. I should have been chopping weeds. I know for a fact, the weeds are winning. I love taking pictures of fruit. When it starts changing from green to ripe. This plum tree is so loaded with plums. My girls come and pick from this tree and make jam. One of the things I love is watching my grand children pick fruit and be big helpers. It just makes me so happy.
Remember when my husband planted 72 Zinnia seeds? I just had him put a bed in the garden and they are already blooming. There is just something happy about zinnias. I think this year I planted more flowers than I did things to eat. I guess sometimes because it is with me anyway, I need food for the eyes because flowers feed my soul and some times that is what is most important to me.
Isn't it nice to see sunflowers? I just love watching them grow this year. The thing I like most is that on really hot days they just shoot up. My husband calls them little radar dishes because they have their faces always pointed at the sun.
Here is the whole thing and how far it really goes. I don't think I have ever planted as many as I did this year. I do have them all labeled this year so I will know just what each kind is and maybe be able to save some seeds before the parrots carry them off. They are watching the progress very closely now, the parrots I mean. The whole flock was flying around yesterday scolding me.
I just had to show you a picture of the Hydrangea. This was a tiny little plant that I got for my birthday when I turned 50. Now it has got this big. I have always killed Hydrangeas. I didn't hold out much hope for this one either. I babied it for a couple of years and now it has finally went crazy. It just amazes me and I kind of stand out here and stare at it. The picture doesn't really do it justice because even though the flowers are pink there is a bluish tinge to it. I guess I need to put more iron in the soil for really blue ones.
I started my chicken rug yesterday. When times are hard sometimes it is nice to have little things that bring joy. This rug brings me such joy and makes me laugh inside. I just had to share how it looks. The little chicken just makes me so happy.
Here is a close up of the little chicken.
Isn't it cute? I have had so much fun so far working on this rug, I think I would work on it all day. I can't because today in my youngest son's 17 birthday. He has been sick for most of the month of May and has lost so much weight, I don't think we will be doing much. My kids have all been sick with something off and on and I just hope now for a well household.
I want to say thank you for coming along today. Your visits and your comments continue to be my light in a dark tunnel. Blessings to you all,