Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Orchid and turtle

I want you to see that the orchid that began blooming on January 8 is still holding on to its last two blooms six months later.

This is the first orchid I have ever had, and I am amazed at how long the blooms last.  I certainly brightened up my kitchen all through the winter.

And here is a very fuzzy shot of a snapping turtle on a log in our little lake.  That's its head sticking out to the right, and two legs in the center and left!  Me and my camera were way at the top of the hill with no tripod, so that's why the photo is poor.  I estimate the turtle to have been at least 10" in diameter.  Usually we see dark, smooth-backed turtles sunning themselves there that are about 4-5" max.

I'm trying to get back my sewing mojo by making HSTs from 5" squares.


Soft rain for two days
Charlie found local strawberries at the Farmers' Market
Gift of fresh veggies from Lynne

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A few more L & I

These came today from Melinda [top row] and Alexis [bottom row]. Should be getting two more envelopes and then I can start "designing" the top.

Hot, hot summer weather, nevertheless I put onions, lettuce and spinach into the vegetable garden.  They might not like this heat! However, it looks like the radish seeds are sprouting.



Oscillating fans!
Ice-cube maker in the refrigerator!
Shady porch for breakfast and lunch.
Finally an idea for Secret Sister.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Vegetable garden start

Workmen wrapping the fence posts with wire fencing to keep out rabbits and deer.

The completed "Cage".

Plants in the ground: sugar snap peas, cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, bush beans.

On the brick wall side: peppers, Swiss chard, more tomatoes.


But boy are my knees aching after doing all that crouching.



Feels like summertime!
Porch still keeps me safe from mosquitoes
Rhubarb crisp

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wordless Wednesdday