Thursday, July 8, 2010

Missing you already...

Now it is almost time to leave on vacation, I have made a rash of last minute posts (instead of packing). I DON'T like packing. I just want to think about the garden.
I am wondering how over-grown it will all look by the time we get back. I have carefully mowed, and edged and weeded and mulched and now I leave it to do its own thing.
I will miss the sunshine lighting up all the shades and shapes of green sooo much. This is my garden of Eden. There is a serenity here that soothes my soul, and rests my eyes.
See you in August.

Magical Tropical Weirdness

Look what I discovered growing out of the old pine stump this morning!! It is as bright and orange as it looks in this picture. It almost looks like underwater coral, I think. Anyway, magical and wonderful and beautiful even if it is only a fungus brought on by the rain.

Mexican Fireweed

I just ADORE this plant. Everyone needs several. It glows in the garden and the leaves look like silk. It hasn't even started to put out the firey, red flower spikes and its berries and it already looks glorious. When the sun shines through the leaves it is like a taste of the sublime (but whatever the equivalent of that is for the eyes)

Whoo Hoo! Eggplant # 2

And here I thought I could only produce one vegetable for each plant!! Well look, beloved sibling is born.... and the question hangs out there in the ether...who will get to harvest this cutie pie????

WEEDS #*%#*&%!!!!

What the...!!!! I turned my back for maybe five minutes!! And look what had the nerve to encroach on my crushed granite!!!

WEEDS! It is a good thing I get an obsessive complusive enjoyment out of pulling these babies, cause otherwise I might just have a coronary.

But I want you to rest assured that NOT ONE weed is still residing ANYWHERE in the crushed granite of my yard. I obliterated them all. Now, I imagine that when I return, I may have to wage war again, but for now I AM WINNING. Oh yes I am.

Well, hey, we are thrilled about the rain because it makes the plants grow, so we just have to take the cursed weeds with the glory of the rest and be willing to get down there and pluck at them. And with each root that comes satisfyingly out of the ground we can smile the smile of the temporary victorious.