Daily Archives: May 30, 2014

Life is Happening

Life is happening out there in my tiny garden!  All of my seedlings are sprouting up and it’s so exciting to see!  I know this might sound silly to say, but even after 20+ years of gardening, I still think it’s amazing that one can grow their own food, that you can plant little seeds in the ground and they grow into food you can eat!


My beans are off to a wonderful start with their outstretched ‘arms’ reaching toward the sky…


And more of my cucumbers are popping up every day…


My peas springing up happily in their pot…


And my lone zucchini is growing like a champ…



My Lettuce and carrot seedlings are also popping up, but I may need to plant new ones because the squirrels made a terrible mess of them, digging around in my garden like pirates looking for buried treasure.  Absent minded little creatures always misplacing their nuts.

I did have a very cool experience the other morning with the squirrels, though.  I awoke earlier than usual and went outside before the sun was even up to have my coffee out on the patio.  I was sitting out there sipping my cup, when three little young squirrels came trouncing along (full of mischief, no doubt), and ran right up to me like I wasn’t even there.  It kinda freaked me out, but it was sort of magical at the same time.  The third little one was a bit more cautious and timid than the other two, and paused as he noticed me sitting there.  He looked at me with questioning eyes, as if asking if I was a safe thing to pass by or not.  When I didn’t move (or even hardly breathe), he eventually came to the conclusion that I wasn’t a threat, and scampered past me to join his friends.  He was so cute, I love having close encounters with little creatures!  ❤

But stay out of my garden you little fiends!  😉

And leave my tomatoes alone too.  Since putting in my vegetable garden here in 2012, those little scoundrels steal most of my tomatoes just before they’re ready to pick.  This year’s plants are starting to flower which means that soon there will be fruits developing, so I’ll have to keep a sharp eye out for that little trio of potential thieves…



In addition to my seedlings springing up with life, all the blooming things are out there doing their thing too ~ the peony has dozens of buds!  They’re smothered with ants which are icky, but that’s par for the course, and they’ll be so lovely once they bloom!


The columbine are in bloom…


And though they’re nearing the end of their peak now, I’ve been in paradise inhaling the scent of the lily of the valley while putzing around in my garden…


Also nearing their end are the lovely pink tulips that sprang up out of nowhere in the flower bed (last year they were yellow), they’ve been a real delight too, so pretty…


And I know I already wrote about the wonderfulness of the lilacs in my last post, but I’m going to share another photo I snapped of them, because lilacs are so utterly amazing that they deserve to be mentioned again…



So yeah, life is definitely happening outside in my humble little garden, and I’m so very thankful.

I hope you find many things in your life to be thankful for today as well.  Peace and love to you, and have a wonderful weekend!



~Gardening is my therapy~