Monday, August 19, 2013

A Little Catch Up

I really haven't written in awhile, and no good excuse except not knowing what to write about.

I figured you might enjoy seeing a few recent photos ... From the last couple of days we have ..

This morning's harvest.
It really isn't that much.  The garden is pretty pitiful .. I have like 10 summer squash/zucchini plants, as well as a dozen tomato plants and half a dozen green pepper plants .. You can see NO peppers ... only a few little tomatoes .. and those are 99% from the volunteer plants and not from the ones I planted!  Green beans are doing fair ... but not the production I'd expect from the amount of plants I have ... and two cucumbers ..   With the exception of the green beans and the summer squash .. the other plants are very small .. tomato plants are minuscule compared to a normal summer ... I watered this morning .. and it's supposed to get hotter this week - so hopefully that will help things grow a bit ...

Here's a photo of my orchid with all three buds open... very pretty....

And here are three new items for the garden that Rob and I selected yesterday ... Aren't they cute?

A crochet project I finished .. a baby afghan.

Some roses Rob bought me a week or so ago ...

Not a great picture - but decent.  That's Rob standing behind them.

That's about it for now ... :)  See YA !

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Toe Up 2 at a time socks

Here are my socks that I am currently knitting.  New technique knitting both socks at the same time on a single circular needle.


I haven't written in awhile, but I though I should share this with you.

We received an orchid from dh's dad as a house warming present a couple of years ago ... and it was beautiful.  I hadn't been able to get it to bloom again .. but I repotted it earlier this summer, and gave it a wash of fertilizer .. and guess what .. it's bloomed!  Here is a picture of it as the first flower opened :)
Isn't it beautiful?