Monday, May 26, 2008


We spent the long weekend at home puttering around in the garden. We've been here 4 months now. When we moved here in the middle of winter the yard was a bit of a mystery to us. But with the arrival of spring the plants are revealing themselves. We've decided this year to maintain and watch to see what comes up. It's hard for me to just sit back. I have a tendency to micromanage things, but this is a lesson in patience and observation, and since we plan to be here for years and years, what's one season of forced relaxation?

Those of you who have been here before will notice the absence of the nude bather in the picture above. Thanks to my honey and 2 brothers-in-law who broke one dolly and almost broke their backs lugging her down the hill.

This is the dogwood tree that greets me when I walk out the front door.

Not sure what kind of pine tree this is, but it's really unique.

Telephone pole insulators--garden jewelry. I love how they sparkle in the sun. They're the one thing in the garden the boys aren't allowed to play with.
And marshmallow roasting, of course! Li'l Mikey was denied a stick (poor guy), and was very upset about not being allowed near the fire bowl. We gave him a marshmallow. He went for a little walk by himself and when he came back with his marshmallow on a twig, he looked absolutely victorious.

"Mikey have stick too, Mommy!"


muralimanohar said...

Lol...a boy that enterprising deserves his stick. :p

Ruth's Place said...

He is so cute, and he does look very proud of himself.

c.Rachel said...

Sometimes a little walk does wonders! Go Mikey!

Lovely yard!

kat said...

my mother-in-law has a few dozen insulator caps. i have my dh pretending to love all over them every chance he gets - just in case she feels like handing them down to any of her kids :-)

Mirre said...

Aaaawww, that's such a sweet photo of Mikey!

Lisa said...

That is a Japanese Umbrella Pine. :)