Friday, June 19, 2009

Summer has begun

Yesterday we had our first really warm day in awhile. Sacramento has had a very cool spring this year and it has been lovely. I detest the hot weather, except when it pertains to my beloved tomatoes. I have some beauties this year. As you can see, the brandywine are just waiting for the hot weather to turn them into a voluptuous red. The zucchini and green beans have already been abundant. I have more zucchini than I know what to do with. My friend, Lisa has started her own blog, Apple Green Garden on her adventures in organic gardening. I am the type of gardener that plants them and if they grow and produce I am excited and if they don't then I just try again. I am looking forward to learning a lot from her gardening blog.

This overgrown mess is our courtyard. There is a statue of Our Lady in there, but she is overgrown by the passion flower. I like the overgrown feel, but this has gotten out of hand. This is where I grow most of my herbs. I have rosemary, oregano, thyme and lavender. It is definitely time to do some trimming.

The boys have been out of school now for one week. I have been preoccupied with trying to keep them busy. Hubby works out of the house so it is a necessity that I keep them somewhat busy. I took them to see the movie UP yesterday. What a disappointing movie! I think it hit too close to home for us. I found it incredibly sad and not what I was expecting from Disney/Pixar. Maybe because my father in law just lost my mother in law not that long ago made it more difficult for us, but my kids and I did not enjoy it. I don't like to cry at the movies. I go to movies to be entertained. I like action/adventure or comedies where I can just laugh. Even though this movie had a happy ending, I still did not find it enjoyable.

1 comment:

apple green garden said...

hey - thanks for the recognition - now I have expectations to live up to :). I havent seen UP yet, and now I'm hesitant. bummer.

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