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.


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

Anonymous said...

gorgeous shots. i love the first shot.

xo Alison

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