Saturday, May 8, 2010

best of times

I am in the midst of a weekend devoted to gardening. It has been so long since I really took time to get grubby and sweaty from pulling weeds and digging in the dirt. This is the best of times – bright, not too hot, few bugs. Everything is fresh, green, and blooming beautifully.

The kitchen garden's inhabitants are growing rampantly. The peas that were only a couple of inches tall a few weeks ago, are climbing over their fence. Once budding roses and clematises along the parameter are in full bloom, and tiny lettuce seedlings are becoming vigorous heads.

We installed a fountain in the kitchen garden using an old soapstone sink we bought from the university's surplus sale some years ago and a found rusty old pipe. It is quite magical. Therefore our old adirondack chairs are now moved to the center circle to be on hand for quiet celebrations.

2 comments:

Bonbon Oiseau said...

beautiful lotta--i LOVE your fountain and everything's looking so fresh and springy--youthful.
me too in the garden...although i wish i had yours. i just bought someelittle globe lights for the patio--it's better than working.

i hope you're well! xoxodeb

thenextarrow said...

gorgeous shots. i love the first shot.

xo Alison

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