Monday, June 3, 2013

Blooming Roses

 Long long ago, I went to a fortune teller in New Orleans.  He told me I would live in a home surrounded by roses.

 Since I am the one that planted them, I don't know that I can say he was right.

 Maybe his suggestion caused me to plant a lot of roses.

 Whatever! They are so beautiful when they bloom.

 I am obsessed with my garden.  I check it a couple times each day.

 It's been way too long since I planted one.  I forgot how much I love gardening.

 I think about my dad whenever I am working in it. He was quite the gardener.  There was hardly a plant or tree we didn't have.  We grew cherries, plums, peaches, pears, apples and grapes in the orchard.  I remember pushing the carrot, radish and lettuce seeds in the rows for him when I was 5 years old.  We always planted corn too.  Here I am all these years later doing the same thing.  I tell my kids all the time that it is inevitable, they will garden.  This is the first year for The Blog Tech and he is very excited about it.

 On the way back up to the main house, I am always looking around. I spied these growing on the steps. I think these are Alpine Strawberries.  They grow wild all over my gardens.

 A few poppies are still blooming.

 I am really loving these mirror chains.  They transform the garden when the sun shines.  I need to make more of them.

 The puppy and her umbrella.

She enjoys gardening too.