What's down the Garden Path
A daily record of the garden
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Thursday, July 30th, 2009
Hot, hot weather, and time in the garden is limited to the coolness of the early morning hours.
This morning I tackled the sad and spent lambs ears that had crept out of the confines of the garden, on to the road. Two wheelbarrow's full to add to the growing compost heap.
The wildflower garden is blooming wildly, and this morning I found an oblong pumpkin growing in amongst the flowers.
The Sunflowers are trying to outdo the barn flower (which towers)and this morning the two goldfinches that have been frequenting the spent sunflowers for seed flew in and out and only occasionally made themselves available for a picture (sad, and in need of editing)
A late lily, and the white phlox just beginning to bloom....
A lot of tidying still to do, and the rhubarb needs to be harvested, - along with the two cucumbers and a handful of cherry tomatoes.....
We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden."
For I am fugitive, I am very fugitive -
Those that come after me will gather these roses, And watch, as I do now, the white wisteria burst, in the sunshines, from its pale green sheath.
Planned. Planted. Established. Then neglected, Till at last the loiterer by the gate will wonder At the old, old cottage, the old wooden cottage, And say, 'One might build here, the view is glorious; This must have been a pretty garden once.' -Mary Ursula Bethell, Time, 1929
We lived at the back of our son's horse pasture and had a wonderful view of the Similkameen Valley. Then we
moved to town, and although we still lived in the same beautiful valley we saw it from a different perspective, and sometimes telephone wires get in the way.
Hildred writes Daybyday,
Charles wrote From the Back Pasture. He was writing at great urging from the family to record some of the stories of his life and his family memories.
We had reached the point in our lives where we had time to appreciate the beauty of each day and were happy we had the energy to enjoy it. In 2012 we celebrated our 67th wedding anniversary, but then I lost my darling husband when he fell and broke his hip, and did not recover from the resulting surgery. Life has changed for me considerably......
Off to the side - a Garden Diary to keep track of what happens Down the Garden Path.
And a Recollection Blog, to keep alive the memories of our families.