Color returns to our garden

After yesterday’s excitement of a pottery class, followed by ice cream and tacos, today was a rest day. Mama and I enjoyed wandering around our garden and discovering new flowers in bloom. We hope these purple and orange flowers brighten your day as well! Today’s #OneGoodThing was finding color returning to the garden with Mama! What was your…

A tidier garden

Eager for spring, I started getting our garden ready this afternoon. I weeded and pruned and otherwise tidied an awful mess of overgrown and dead plants. Our celery plant, which we grew from table scraps, is one of the few to survive winter and neglect. Hopefully, they’ll make a nice addition to stew. The carrots…

Amaryllis progress

In the cold of winter, Mama and I miss our garden and the thrill of watching it blossom. We’ve found that same joy during many winters over the years by watching a red Amaryllis bloom on our kitchen counter. When I brought these two wax-covered bulbs home from Trader Joe’s three weeks ago, they were…

Fragrant winter blooms

On a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, I found paperwhite flower bulbs (also called narcissus), and brought them home for ourselves and for gifts. These beautiful, white flowers have started blooming, bringing cheer and a sweet fragrance to our cold, wintery home. I adore these flowers, and it has been such a joy to watch them…

Blue skies and blooming garden

Beautiful blue skies beckoned us into the backyard this afternoon. Mama and I enjoyed being in our garden again, breathing the fresh air, and seeing the colorful flowers still in bloom. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a lovely afternoon outside with Mama! Day 291 of 365. And Day 1,022 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago…

First homegrown cantaloupe

Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying our first ever homegrown cantaloupe! The small, cute globe produced juicy and a bit sweet insides, with a strong flavor. Mama and I were very excited to taste our first melon! Day 253 of 365. And Day 984 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Nice visit from an old…

Homegrown watermelon with a surprise

While taking a stroll in our garden this evening, Mama and I discovered about a half dozen watermelon growing! This was news to us because they’d been well hidden under dense leaves. We’d sort of given up hope we’d get any melons this year. We didn’t find these fruit until after I started cutting back…