Monday, June 09, 2008

finally, some more garden goodness

The tulips are almost gone. This ruffled wonder is hanging on for a little while longer.
The peonies are well on their way, and I am thrilled!

Fuschias are kind of showy, and especially this colour combination. Which I usually wouldn't go for, but I knew that Phillip would like them. And he does.
The peas are coming along nicely.As is the lettuce.

Ahh, lily of the valley. I wish you were here and could dig some up to take home with you. They spread like mad, and smell divine.
As much as I don't really care for dandelions in our yard (and Adam's done a great job at keeping on top of digging them up), I do think the seeds are beautiful and very well designed.

Adam and I went for our first beginner kayaking class tonight. It was a lot of fun, and perfect weather. It was 33 degrees here with the Humidex this afternoon, which is almost unheard of. On the lake this evening, it had cooled down a bit, and there was a perfect breeze to keep the bugs at bay. We had a lovely time. Adam and I ended up in the 2 person kayak because they were one boat short. I don't understand why they filled more spaces than they have for boats, but it wasn't that big of a deal. Oh yeah, and the instructor fell off of the dock and into the water as she was instructing. Which was funny, but in that sort of awkward way, and only once you knew that she's okay.

Other updates: our computer was sent for repairs again today. Sheesh. Junebugs are bouncing off of the windows as I type. Weekend Etsy orders for non-advance things have been shipped. J at the post office is the model of efficiency, as well as my hero. He didn't even flinch when I rolled in at 8 this morning with two tote bags full of packets to ship.


Allison said...

Hope you don't mind but the middle dandilion (the fullest one) is now my desktop. It's stunning!

amy said...

nice blog!

Our peas aren't doing very well.

I remember from the etsy feature you are a teacher to the blind. My two oldest children are hearing impaired. They went to a preschool for the hearing and vision impaired. That was a very long time ago. Thet are 17 and almost 16 now and doing great. I remember the teachers there just being a different breed of teacher-so kind and they all loved what they did.


Anne-Marie said...

Beautiful flowers and pictures too! You should totally enter them in a photo competition of some sort. Sounds corny, I know, but they look awesome!

sherrieg said...

Thanks so much for your comments!

Allison, enjoy the picture. :)

Amy, it is always a very interesting and demanding job, and I love it. Glad to hear that your young'uns are doing well.

Anne-Marie, thank you so much! I have ever entered a photo contest, but maybe that was enough encouragement. :) I'll keep you posted. And can I just say that Island Coconut is the most pleasant fragrance oil I've ever experienced? At one time, I was a hard-core eo-only gal, but that Island Coconut... mmmmm.