Saturday, July 01, 2017

1~ July In The Garden

Here are the new things going into the garden... dianthus, cosmos, zinnias, lobelia.

Here are what we are bidding farewell to... the last of the hollyhock blossoms.

We are beginning to harvest tomatoes... mostly the volunteers that sprang up everywhere.

We would love to ask for a cup of rosemary honey from our neighbors, the Honeybees.

The new to us garden treasure... Armenian cucumbers! We've already enjoyed a successful batch of refrigerator pickles, with this muskmelon variety.

And here is the promise of the garden next year, and the next... saving the pods with the hollyhock seeds, for planting here, and for sharing with friends.

With Infinity More Monkeys, a picture a day.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

28~ Some Family Time

Hans and Delia, Alex, Max, and Maria, Natalie. Marissa, Bill, and Dom... and thanks to Bambi for taking this picture. (We are counting on William to photoshop in the rest of us... Gretchen, Alison, himself, Geoff, Ron, Eunice, Bambi, Chango!)

It was a warm and breezy country day when we met at Hans and Gretchen's home and acres. As I sit here, waiting for the right words to describe the visit, I hear the voices of Dom and Marissa, Maria, Bambi, Max and Alex, their accounts of how many tadpoles were in the creek, which frogs they saw, how big. I hear my brothers' laughter, see them head out to dig a wading pool, for the kids to cool off in. Max heard the distinct rattle of a snake we all wanted to stay clear of. From the back porch I could see Sunrise Highway, recall trips out that way, Thanksgiving in a cabin, rappelling down Stonewall Peak, in the dark. The right words, I suppose, would be easy, relaxed, familiar, inspiring. We didn't have any particular agenda, except to see the new home, check out the horse stalls, explore the bright, clear creek. Max made shave ice with lemon syrup for his cousins and siblings. We talked about chicken coops, burros, roofers, gophers, plans for the years ahead. I am sad to think how rare these moments are, and happy to hope that there will be more to look forward to.

With Infinity More Monkeys, a picture a day.