May 15, 2009

Garden Obsession...and Art!

Hi everyone!
I know, long time no see... I've been so wrapped up in planting the front and back gardens that it's been a little bit of an obsession, heheh. Finally today I got everything planted, so I should be around more! I tend to be a bit all-or-nothing with some things. Also, we've had some unfortunate family drama and I still don't know how it's going to work out -- lots of worry and stress! I am trying to follow God's orders, "Trust in Me" and leave it to Him to work out. I just hate it when little children get stuck in the middle of big fat drama; it really hurts them the most. :(
Anyway, I've discovered that even when I go quiet on the blog front I still manage to do a bunch of Twittering! Easy to get in those little thoughts, eh.
I've got a new painting to share! This little girl was fun to paint, I was really digging the bright green in the background. And the cherry tomatoes make me hungry...

Unexpected Friend

Original is on Etsy!

I have so many things to say backlogged that I've forgotten most of it. Sigh. Who wants to see my garden? :)

My little box of zinnias, with remnants of old sidewalk chalk underneath. I think that was a crow saying "caw", heheh.


I found this WONDERFUL SMELLING basil at the store. I can hardly wait for it to grow up so we can have pesto!! Even just looking at the leaves makes me want to eat it.


Part of our big vegetable garden up on the hill behind the house. This, of course, is corn. There are also carrots, beets, peas, cauliflower, watermelon, cantaloupe, squash, cucumbers, onions, peppers and okra in the big garden. Besides the front garden of tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers and herbs. I am weird, I dearly love okra. At least fried in cornmeal, I don't know about any squishy soup. ;) Surely *something* will grow, yes??? It's our first real vegetable garden, went a little crazy with it.



This little "volunteer" squash was found growing in the compost heap. It is growing right out of the old squash! There are some green onions sprouting in the compost as well.


The front yard with various potted things. The plants are already much taller than this, they are growing like crazy!


These are the wild sweet peas that spring up every year in the little meadow at the bottom of our hill. I always have to take pictures. ;)

Perhaps I will begin a practice of writing several blog posts in advance so I will not get backlogged again and won't feel pressured, heh. In fact, I will write some more now as this is already too long. Good evening, all!

3 comments:

Pixie Wildflower said...

Wonderful art and photos!

Elena said...

oooh, I'm jealous. What a beautiful garden! I just bought a basil plant and I'm really excited about it. I LOVE fresh basil, makes regular foods so much more yummy! Sorry about the family dramam....we all have it...hope your anxiety and stress fades soon!

anna said...

just found your blog and I love it
your art is great!!!
I'll link to you on my blog if that's oké?
greetings, Anna