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…

Firecracker flowers from seeds

This flower has been an exercise in patience. Mama and I planted it from seeds in March. After more than four months of tender care, we were rewarded with these gorgeous fireworks-like flowers. We refer to them as “Aster Salmon Red” — though they’re technically Aster flowers, of the Salmon Red variety. Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying these…

The garden’s glorious mornings

Each morning we look out Mama’s bedroom window at a glorious display of these blue and white flowers. Mama and I have loved watching this Morning Glory plant grow; yet, we were perplexed as to why the plant got quite a bit taller than the fence before any sign of blossoms appeared. Now that it’s…

Tomato taste-off

We are growing three varieties of tomatoes in our backyard veggie garden this year. So, to determine which one is our favorite, I created a blind taste test for Mama! The three contestants were a Sweet Seedless Hybrid, a Bushsteak Hybrid, and an Early Girl. The first two varieties were starter plants we ordered from…

A gourmet day

“It’s like a gourmet restaurant,” Mama proclaimed today, after I brought her this dish of Caprese skewers, featuring luscious tomatoes from our garden and our favorite Balsamic vinegar. Please don’t misunderstand. Yesterday, we ate drive-thru burgers and frozen yogurt. Today we had a wee gastronomic adventure at home. I like to think of it as balance.…

It’s Crepe Myrtle Time!

Our Crepe Myrtle trees are now in full, vibrant bloom. We look forward to this explosion of color brightening our front yard all year, and the time is finally here! Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying these beautiful flowers with Mama! Day 210 of 365. And Day 941 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Perfect…