Friday, July 13, 2012
Friday .. the 13th .. is such a lucky day for me!
After the surprise hailstorm of very early morning, the day developed into a lovely sunshiny day!
I tended the gardens at Dakota, ruthlessly clipping away at vegetation .. then a lovely soak with water and a generous application of EM! I look forward to next week to see the difference.
Finally, I’ve been applying EM to our yard .. and about time! Everything is growing so well. The seaweed adds a lovely perfume to the yard … a delicate ocean scent. And the amazing minerals are feeding the garden.
Picked more raspberries, blueberries and a few tiny red currants. Then, a few hours picking the cherries … the ripest are beyond my reach, even with a ladder .. so the birds will continue their feasting for a while.
Finally splurged on buying a cherry pitter. Since I long ago give away the one I had .. because I didn’t need it. sigh. So I’ll keep this one. A few nights ago I spent hours at the kitchen sink, busily cutting open the cherries in preparation for dehydrating in the oven. Let me tell you, the cherry juice was all over the counter and a bit of a mess. So I splurged tonight.
So very happy to see the Downy Woodpecker back in the yard! I missed you .. I whispered .. welcome back.
The Chickadees love the fat that I placed in the feeders …. trying to keep the sparrows away, they are drawn like magnets when I place the suet block there .. so I’m taking a break from them.
Started reshaping the yard again . .now that the garlic has been harvested. Digging a path by the raspberry bushes …. the yard directs me and I follow, shovel in hand. Kind of fun and surprising.
Then I planted a few squash plants .. ready to grow up a meshed area. EM’s like crazy.
Really enjoyed the peace and quiet of the yard today … playing music that I purchased last year when I visited the Sequim Lavender Faire …if I go this year, I’ll buy a few more dvds.
When I was returning from my trip to the supermarket, to purchase the cherry pitter .. I saw the most amazing car I have ever seen in my life!!
It was across the road, waiting to turn right and I quickly took out my handy camera and clicked away .. as the light changed to green, suddenly the road was filled with traffic and I wasn’t able to get a pic. So, the lovely driver, waited, after the light had changed .. and remained in place while I clicked a few pictures! Thank you!!!
So, here is the car in all of its majestic classic shiny black beautifulness .. and .. if anyone is able to identify this luxurious motor vehicle for me .. well, thank you in advance and I’ll post the name with the picture.
And I owe this lovely surprise to my decision to buy the cherry pitter. If not for that, I would have missed this amazing spectacle.
So .. remember .. acting on a whim results in lovely surprises!
Enjoy your weekend ..