Sunday, July 31, 2011

Summer Stock - garden

welcome to my 2011 garden! (it looks quite a bit like my 2009 garden!)

this year I'm trying peas...
(this is where it might be nice to have some control over the focus - the phone couldn't quite capture the beautiful little tendril spiraling around the twine)

painted daisies
(these just get taller, lankier and fewer...)

carrot (yes, singular)


carrot and peppers
(the carrot seems to have evaporated after the last rain, and I found two fat, happy caterpillars amongst the remains of the peppers)

'seed bombs' - the boy brought these home from school.  it's basically a dried mud ball rolled up with wildflower seeds inside it.  seems like a great idea, we'll see what happens!

the peas look fantastic!  I'm not quite sure what's going on with the daisies, I had a bunch of sprouts, but they seem to have mostly fallen over, though they're still growing, so we'll see...  the seed bombs look to be stuck in perpetual seedling state, having never grown passed their first or second leaf sets.  the carrot the boy brought home from school in a milk container, just as we were moving, and the poor thing sprouted, so I gave it its own pot - I don't have the heart to give up on it, yet!  the peppers sprouted later than everything else, but they seem to be growing nicely - keeping in mind it's already the end of July, and I'm not sure when pepper season is...  but that's how I garden - throw in some seeds when I feel like it, and see what comes up!

*update - obviously, I need to keep a closer eye out for caterpillars...found bunches of them on the peas as well as the peppers.  the carrot is done for, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for any of the pepper plants (a shame, they were doing so well!).  the seed bomb seedlings are hanging in there, and the peas are starting to climb!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Stock Sunday - (2)4th of July!

well, here are they are, finally, and while I didn't quite get it down to 10, I really tried to keep it within reason!  we had a lot of fun at the fair, and we've had even more since then - if a thunderstorm comes through to break up the heat and humidity, maybe I'll get a chance to catch up!  come on over to Around The Island to see what other folks have been up to!

the lights, the rides!

the fireworks!

boy in orange shirt on green rocket

the carousel

money shot?

the games

slipping out the back

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer Stock - 1st day of camp



oh, how I love this lighting

catch ya later!

I'm gonna take my cue from Robin and keep it short - I'm two weeks behind in my photo editing, and it looks like I won't be getting to those 4th of July pics 'til next week!  I took over a hundred shots of the fireworks and all of the flashy lights, and I'm in the process of narrowing it down to hopefully less than 10!  It's turning out to be a super busy Summer for us, but we're having fun - hope it's the same for all of you!  Happy Summer Stock Sunday - come see what's up in other corners of the world at Around The Island!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Summer Stock - swimming hole

so peaceful



gettin' jiggy with it

heading home

I can't believe it took me this long to think of putting up this cool picture/link so everyone who actually reads MY blog can jump over to Robin's Around The Island and share in the fun!