Broken Ribs….Braces….Bike Ring in Underpants….& a little bit of Garden News

Cake decorating Oye! What a week! I hope everyone is doing well! If you remember, last weekend was a busy one with Joe's nephew visiting-followed by Monday with a flower delivery - 10 bouquets. Tuesday morning we got a call from my mom at 6 a.m., I was in a deep sleep, so I was …

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Surprising Views….Failures….What If’s…Happiness & Living

Happy Saturday morning my friends. I hope all is well with you and yours. I was up and out in the garden by 5 this morning-looking for that perfect lighting for the perfect picture We are going on what seems like day 100 without rain, but I honestly have no idea how many days. I …

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Thriving Gardens….Messy Clay…..Growing Babies & Ambitious Travels

Happy sunny Sunday morning! Apparently I've been a bit busy and have had no time to update my blog, so this might be a bit full of things that you may or may not want to get caught up on - I will put headings on the topics so you can skip to the stuff …

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Hot Temps….Horrible Rust…..Early Pickings & Health Stuffs

My pickings at 5 a.m. this morning Greetings on this sweltering hot Saturday! It's 82 in the house, it looks like we are peaking out at 98.7 for the day outside, with 116 in the greenhouse with the doors open. I've never experienced heat like this for this amount of time, I'm not sure I'm …

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Not As Much…Less Pressure….More Joy & Social Calendars

Happy Saturday afternoon my friends! I hope all is well with you. I'm super happy to report it's officially summer vacation. Things are looking great in the perennial patch, as well as the main garden. I was able to start the watering last night, and finished up this morning. I am so happy that I …

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Blood Tests….Fairy Hunting….Medical Advances & Color Combos

That look you get when you find a fairy! Happy Wednesday to you! I'm reporting to you from the parking garage of Seattle Children's Hospital - in none-other than downtown Seattle. Kinda slick that they have wifi available-bring down the work computer and blog....I'm not going to complain! I decided to take a day off …

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Wet Pants….Time Warps….Shady Sunflowers…& Fairies

So, officially we ended up with .41 inches of rain yesterday. At one point Joe says to me "Can I coax you inside?..." I said "not yet, I only have a few more things to do, besides, I'm not DRIPPING wet"....I think the heavens took that as a challenge?! I was wet to the bone …

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Bloom Updates…..San Juan Islands…..Childhood Memories…& Clay Work

Greetings on this lovely soggy Sunday morning. As usual, I am happy to see the rain, a much needed little spritzer for the foilage, the last check an hour ago revealed a quarter of an inch. It will do wonders for the blooms in the garden. The Hungarian Poppies are doing great, producing nice big …

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Lies….Reality…..Sustainability…Hopes & Dreams….

An accidental bouquet Greetings on this lovely evening - I hope your Memorial Day weekend was enjoyable. I decided to "take the day off" from gardening....of course that was a lie.....I tried to say it with a straight face....but failed! I did manage to stay mostly clean today, but I did some picking, and arranging, …

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