Thursday August 6, 2009

Some pictures from our friends Ryan and Shelby’s goodbye cookout at the park! It was incredibly hot out — thus the picture of my son without pants (gasp!). I have never wanted to be one of “those moms” who let their kids run around when not fully clothed, but I made a partial exception that day. Siiigh. Also, in the third picture you can see the little “splash pad” in the background where the kids all ran around in the water cooling off. I did pick up Gabriel and run through the water, not so much because he wanted to cool off but because his mommy did! 🙂

And here are some pictures I took yesterday morning from my back yard. The morning glories are just beautiful every morning! And it’s always a new surprise — since different ones open up each day. They are all different, and each intricately beautiful. Also, my “wildflower bed” in the back yard has started blooming beautifully. The yellow “susan” type flower is one of my favorites. The poppies too though, which I didn’t take a picture of yesterday.

And then, yes, my garden. It is literally a jungle. See the chain link fence behind me? That is the dividing line into the neighbor’s back yard… umm, they are now the proud owners of some pumpkin vines — I can no longer pull them back through the chain link. Hope they like pumpkins! 🙂 Hah.

This is the view looking back towards our lawn and house. I love my little jungle. But I’ve learned some things to do differently next year!

A pumpkin blossom with a honeybee inside.

A pumpkin. 🙂

So, umm, some of the paths between rows have officially 100% disappeared. Makes it tricky…
But anyway, this is two types of squash on the left (hanging over the path), then beets with sunflowers inbetween them, and then lots of bushy-topped carrots, and then -what’s that?!- oooh one pathway still remaining on the right. 🙂

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins — who knew they would be so prolific? Not me. 🙂
Cucumbers are hiding under there too. And then sunflowers and lettuce on the left — some old lettuce, with some new starts just coming up through the soil.

Lastly, a bumblebee. Because he was so cute sitting there on the sunflower leaf. 🙂

and most of my week is wrapped up in music camp at church — of which I have no pictures, since I am constantly sitting at the piano. take my word for it though: it’s busy, it’s challenging, and it’s fun. and music is getting under my skin again — in a good way. 🙂

5 Replies to “Thursday August 6, 2009”

  1. Had Gabriel’s hair gotten more red?  Maybe it is just the lighting… and I am *totally* one of those moms who let’s their kids run around not fully clothed… It has backfired on me though- as now Elijah will randomly undress when people are over.  😛

    Your garden is amazing!!  Very inspiring.  I need to do that next year!

  2. Aww, look at Gabriel’s chubby legs

    It must have been hard to say goodbye to Ryan and Shelby but how fun to have a little party beforehand.

    Your garden looks awesome and amazing!! Woohoo! 😉 I should share photos of ours… the corn in unbelievably tall this year; it just keeps going!

    Ali and Wyatt’s pumpkins aren’t so prolific this year but they have a few nice sized ones out there. 

    We’re starting to enjoy tomatoes now. Mmm good!

    The morning glories are breathtakingly beautiful; I miss having those. We didn’t plant any this year. 🙁

    But we do have those black eyed susans- Rudabeckias(?)

    Loved the pics!

    ~Sam

  3. You have an awesome looking garden there!
    I know the squash plants just seem to have a mind of their own, don’t they?
    Your little man is looking quite grown up now standing on his feet and with all that red hair  too!
    ~Jac

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