Monday, August 27, 2012
Back to the Garden
I allow many annuals to self seed, but usually try to contain them to the beds. This year, they had invaded the walkways so enthusiastically, I couldn't bear to remove them.
This is the front walkway filled with snapdragons and asters, along with the odd Johnny jump-ups.
These are two of my favorites- all volunteers! - the purple is zebrina malva and the blue is convolvulus. Don't they look lovely all blended together?
We have our annual visit form a neighborhood frog to the rain barrel. I cannot imagine where they live near us as there is no water near by and this summer has been exceedingly dry. Yet, there he was this morning. And a good thing, too since the rain barrel is filled with mosquito larvae.
Thinking green this week gives me a chance to mention the paper that can be saved by receiving bills electronically. (with apologies top the postal service!) If just 20% of American households switched from paper to electronic bills, we could save 1,811,275 trees and avoid 2 million tons of greenhouse gases.
I am grateful for:
My sweet new kitten, George- who is finally adjusting to her new home.
The peace I find in the garden.
Sleeping under a quilt with the windows open on cool summer nights.
Fresh, crisp and juicy apples!