May Fourth

I had a small community garden plot last summer near where we lived. We have since moved from that town, and I’m part of a larger community garden here.

Over the last several weeks I’ve been starting seeds out on the deck, preparing them for the planting season. I have a bunch of sunflower seeds I harvested from last years crop, and I’ve started some of them too. A lot of them, actually. And I still have loads left!

I’ve planted some in my garden, some in the community part of the garden, and given some away.

This is what looks at me from the deck each morning:

sunflower starts

“Plant us! Please plant us!”

Who am I to say no to faces like that?

 

(And yes, my plants talk to me…..don’t yours?)

September 24th, Day 267: Growth

I have this little container of bulbs that I’ve been afraid to plant outside. I got them last spring, and was waiting until the fall to plant them, but now I’m afraid it’s too cold for them to grow (as was the case with other bulbs planted last fall).

At least one seems content to grow in this little plastic container, with no soil, and little water…

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July 24th, Day 205: Playing Catch Up

Whew! Where has the time gone? I was feeling pretty good about blogging every day, and working on my purples for the color group I’m in, but since I started my new job (in combination with the last two weeks at the old job) I’ve been too busy for anything!

My schedule has been something like this:

     Wake up
     Shower
     Drive to work
     Work
     Drive home from work (or to second job)
     Sleep
 

So, bear with me while I do a little catching up on sharing my daily photos with you.

I thought about putting them all in this one post, but I like looking back and remembering what I did each day from each post’s content.

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My garden has really been taking off lately, with all the warm weather we’ve been having here in Washington.

One of the other community garden folks even referred to my tomatoes plants as “The Beast.”

We’ve been able to harvest many things so far; potatoes, carrots, beets, peas, and beans mostly.

And this is a glimpse of what we have to look forward to:

 

I also found this little green guy on a sunflower, and Toby taking in the sunshine.

 

April 22nd, Day 112: El Jardin

I got my garden planted today!

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Can’t say that it looks like much now, but give it a few weeks!

I have several types of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, onions, carrots, spinach, and zucchini. Oh, and in a communal growing area I planted the Cinderella pumpkin.

What is the weather like in your neck of the woods? Have you gotten your garden in the ground yet?

March 9th, Day 68: I’m growing birds!

No, no, just kidding.I’m not growing birds. I’m growing birdseed.

I figured since it’s still too cold to start my veggies, and I wanted to plant something, so I prepped one of my homemade planters (I broke that guy apart and redesigned it into two separate planters). I sprinkled birdseed in there and covered the whole thing with plastic, for warmth. Today, about a week later,  I headed out to check on it and found many little seedlings start to push free from their pod casings.

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And I also found a bonus carrot from last year. He’s a little misshapen, but full of character!

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February 24th, Day 55: Spring is Sprung!

“Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the flowers is?”

It has definitely been getting warmer the last few weeks, I guess ol’ Punxsutawney Phil was right this year! ;)

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It’s also time for Indian Plum sightings to start up again! I love walking the dog on the trails around here and seeing the little leaves beginning to open up. Since I’m more aware of it this year, I’m going to try and catch it in all its stages, including the elusive berry stage!

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May 28th, photo of the day: friendship

I came across this tree and it’s tree stump friend while hiking today. The bottom tree was cut a long time ago, as one can see from how old the growing tree is! I loved how it’s roots reach down the sides of the old tree stump, almost like it’s hugging its old friend.

That’s love.

I recently came across this website: Inspiration Through Art. It’s a non-profit organization working with families of kids with illnesses. They pair each “hero” and their family with a local photographer to have a nice set of portraits taken. The photographers volunteer their time. I would love to do this, though they want you to have at least a year of “portrait related photography experience” which I still lack. (I’ll get there though, just you wait!)