The Rattlesnake Snap Pole Beans have sprouted from the 6/16 planting. They are planted on one side of the bean structure. Big expectations for little beans - I really hope to see it looking like this post link later this year.
These are the Scarlet Runner Beans plant on the other side of the structure on 5/26. They are ready to start climbing any day now, and then the fun begins.
As of today, I have planted out all other seedlings into the garden:
Queensland blue pumpkin, from Matron (and follow her updates on a GIANT pumpkin she is growing this year)
Pattypan scallop summer squash
The pumpkins and squash are in the main garden beds vs the pumpkin patch. If the vines go everywhere, I'll be okay with that.
I planted sunflowers but only one sprouted. I may try more. However, I decided beets and carrots will come from the farmers market or Carpinitos this year.
This is the look of a content cat once again in possession of her favorite napping place (& her stuffed cat).
Today, my plan was to follow Maria's training and nap in between a dentist appointment and my evening schedule. I'm not a good student, though. I did take it easy outside and watch the tadpoles (some now with legs).
Her spot is on top of a bookshelf. To get there, she uses the windowsill out of the picture on the right.
Last weekend, DH nervously turned over the keys to our 1986 truck (nervously, as he doesn't want me to hurt anyone). I've been helping friends haul some things this week.
First, he checked out the fluid levels and cleaned out a few years of treasures behind the seat. Then I had to take it for a drive with him to learn its new issues (idiosyncrasies, as he likes to say) since the last time I drove it.
Actually, it's fun to drive and hauls a lot of stuff/plants.
He didn't tell me that the windshield wipers work, but only stop when they want to. That's better than the left turn signal that doesn't work in the rain. Thank goodness for a water resistant watch and left turn lanes.
Fortunately, he talks as carefully about my idiosyncrasies. He has had longer to adjust to them.
Happy summer! This is where the celebration will center in Alliance, Nebraska. Carhenge - One of the more special places I've discovered on my travels. It's a replication of Stonehenge in size and placement of the car/stones. Touchable big art under a big sky.
It is also a Car Art Reserve, with other creative uses of old autos. The Hungry Holler Art Reserve reminded me of it, but I'll have to find time to hunt down the Car Art photos on a different computer.
Time! How did I have enough of it when I was working (and when I go back)? There are great things to fill more than every moment.
I suspect I have just the right about of time for the important things in life. And its just that those things change at different times.
See this link to the post about our visit to Carhenge in 2007. And about the Gremlin car, above.
While I was gone, DH was watching the tomato seedlings and the planted beans in the garden. Just before I returned, he asked about the plants in the garage window. They had sprouted! I had given up on them before I left.
Matron - this includes your Queensland blue pumpkin and Jubilee tomatoes I planted at the end of April (some Jubilee already in the garden). The other sprouts are delicate and patty pan squash planted in May.
I knew it was a little risky planting squash in these starter pellets but did it anyway. I was still surprised to pick up this pumpkin to find these roots. I had to go find a larger pot.
My cousin and I had to ask our Aunt about the singing we heard every evening in Oklahoma. Frogs, birds or insects? "Katydids," she said. Then she called me over to show me one hanging out on her truck.
He wasn't into posing, and quickly kept moving directly toward me and the camera. Aunt had him on her cane for a while, but he could walk to the end of it in no time. She'd turn it around and he'd do it again.
He moved back to the car and then for me. My aunt thought it was my shirt color, but I think he was going for anything taller than the car. It took this photo before I realized how fast he was climbing.
Finally, we relocated him to a plant, with no harm to either of us.
Don't tell my subaru, but it's been a lot of fun driving this ford escape around in the hills and curves of NE Oklahoma. It's not the rental car I expected. I'm glad it's what I ended up with, though. So who else need a ride somewhere?
It is a good thing DH doesn't read this or he would change his memorial plans.
It is easy to spend a bit of time at the Cayuga Mission Church and its cemetery. Mr Scearcy made sure you won't leave in need of an outhouse. (a nice one too, with a seat for the taller folks and a seat for the little folks.)
This church has served the community around Grove, Oklahoma since 1896. Mathias Splitlog constructed this church of local hewn limestone for his wife, Eliza Splitlog. She died before it was completed. Her memorial service was held here anyway. It is a very peaceful location overlooking one of the many lake coves.
Castles, ships, water activities (& floods), balls, garden (with ripe cherry tomatoes) and more. A lot of future business majors were at work in the children's market play area (with scanners even). Then the pirates raided the grocery section for ship supplies.
The gardens of nieces and nephews in SC. Big corn. Harvesting summer squash. (Yes, there is a donkey and much more.) My car riders didn't appreciate my stops in the middle of the road to look at strangers' gardens, so no pictures of those.