My Life is really in the Garden

Enjoying and sharing the daily discoveries of the beautiful nature that surrounds me in my lovely garden and everywhere else!


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July Has Just Begun!! I’m Outside, Having Some Garden Fun!!!!!!!!!

Oh my how time does fly …. at one point in time, it was January and now, the days, weeks and months have spun quickly and we have now reached the grand old month of July.

I’ve really wanted to blog every day .. however .. every day I found an excuse to put it off till later.

Today, a few minutes ago, actually, I found myself slip-sliding into doing things.  It all started with looking at my socks that I wear for gardening … I found that I couldn’t stand staring at the holes in the heels (this is not the only pair in this condition, I’ve been putting them aside till that time “later”!)

Deciding it was time to fix this, I marched into my sewing room .. found my trusty old Husqvarna .. the one that I bought with my first craft sale monies so many years ago.

I made some room on my beading work table and plugged the machine in.  Just the activity of doing that .. brought back many happy memories of sewing, creating things, with that machine.  The good feeling that I earned the $$ to buy it was good energy.

Quickly I put my brown/tan socks beneath the needle, set the zig to zag and boom .. socks were ready to wear again.

I’m feeling good .. accessing that long forgotten creative energy.  Productive, you know!

We now have our little cat, Spoiler, he is the King of the Garden …we still feel the presence of our darling JaneE Kat .. and he is our new little one.  Because we have such a variety of wild birds, he will only be outside, escorted, wearing his adventure harness.

He has glommed onto our hearts and we love him dearly .. here is a pic:

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No explanation needed as to why Spoiler is wearing his Adventure Cat Harness .. this is a strong vest for the back yard!

Now, he has taken over my little cd desk . .I had to remove my Singing Bowl so he can perch there in a royal fashion.  Already, he is eyeing up where he can jump to!

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It’s been a busy spring!  Started my peas outside in March and now am harvesting lots for the freezer.  Last year I hard-pruned the Pyracantha, there were millions of blooms that attracted a great variety of bees and hoverflies .. I took many many many photos and here is one:  Well that garlic scape wanted to be in the photo too!!

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For the first time ever in my life .. I heard a parent Robin patiently teaching the baby to sing!  Over and over and over again, the adult would sing a short tune and my heart lurched to hear the baby try, haltingly, over and over.  Then, last week .. the baby sang .. so proudly .. from different areas in the yard.  I felt blessed.

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Last week we saw the baby Swallows, fledged during the past week .. one is taking a short time out.  Such joy to see them soar and do aerobatics and lovely to hear their watery sounding little warbles … their language sounds, to me, like silvery strands of water vibrating .. so pretty.

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Thank you little bees for all your hard work resulting in yummy raspberries for us to eat.

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Now, fully garbed in my garden outfit, I must run outside to play in the yard ..yards and yards of mulch to spread around the yard .. berries to check .. sunflowers to plant .. looking forward to being in my paradise .. my garden.

🙂