Backyard plum picking

Now is the one week of summer that our entire plum tree ripens at once. Usually, it’s a race to see who can get to the fruit first—the squirrels and birds or us. Having deployed several reflective owl cut-outs as deterrents, we seemed to have gained the upper hand this year. Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was…

Tiny orange tomatoes or candy?

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was enjoying these candy-like, golden-yellow cherry tomatoes in our garden! It is one of three varieties we’re growing this summer and the first to be ripe. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 181 of 365. And Day 1,277 in a row (here’s the first 366,…

Fast-growing zucchini

After a difficult last few days, Mama and I were thrilled to get a chance to spend a little time in our garden this evening. It was especially exciting to see the zucchini plants starting to grow into the bottom of the trellis. Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was seeing our fast-growing zucchini! What was your #OneGoodThing…

Double the joy

This fantastic flower just bloomed in our garden late yesterday. It’s the first time this bulb has been successful, but now we can’t remember what it’s called. Mama and I couldn’t wait to go see the wildness of this flower when we got up today—and then we found not one, but TWO! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama…

Garden arch redesigned

After months of planning and several redesigns along the way, I finally got an archway up in our garden this evening. It’s still a project-in-progress, but I am so pleased with the development. I had to disassemble the lovely wooden trellis arch I created a couple of weeks ago, as it wasn’t flexible enough and…

It finally broke…

The days-long heat wave finally broke this evening! Hooray! Refreshing honeydew melon mint popsicles saved us from overheating. Paisley spent much of the hot afternoon trying to keep cool passed out on the floor, but Mama and I had a wonderful time visiting with our friend Nicole. With temperatures dropping into bearable this evening, Mama…

Evening stroll in our garden

Hot temperatures kept us inside much of the day; but when it cooled down this evening, Mama and I enjoyed a lovely stroll through our garden. We discovered this gorgeous two-tone Dahila, which we were pleasantly surprised to see reappear. Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was an evening stroll in our garden! What was your #OneGoodThing…