So while I was in bed this morning I heard the whooshing sound....I knew what that meant! So I got up and got dressed and grabbed my camera and out the door I went! As I mentioned over the weekend hot air balloons seem to like our area, particularly our neighborhood a lot! LOL Sure enough this morning one landed literally outside our backyard gate! Talk about the excitement! The girls were running out in their PJ's.
It was so cute, the balloon even had a smiley face on it! It was very close to our house, again thank goodness it cleared the trees and fencing and no one got hurt!
I also wanted to do a little walk and survey how our garden was coming along.
Pepper has really grown since my last photos! We love peppers, plain, with dip, cooked in our favorite dishes....Yum!
This tomato plants are on a table on our deck. The girls had done a build and grow workshop at Lowes around Earth day. They made little planters and as an extra bonus that day they game them soil and tomato seeds. So the girls are very proud that these are the tomatoes from those little tiny seeds! :-)
Even our Topsy turvey plant is also producing tomatoes. This is the first year we've tried these. Ours seem to be doing o.k., but I've heard a lot of people have not had much success.
Last Lilly left, the others petals have fallen down, but I love their beauty!
These are part of the wildflowers we have growing and the pink one smells so nice! Kathleen picks these for me a lot. :-)
While on the porch taking pictures, I noticed this shot of Kathleen with Elvis and I just had to share.
In just a couple short weeks he is such a big part of our family!
Here is a poem I'd like to share about the garden.....
Prayer in a Garden
Today the world seemed cruel, but evening hours were filled with perfume from forgotten flowers.
I saw again familiar filigree of moonlight through my lacy lilac tree; I heard the robins stirring in their nest; And saw the path that fairy feet had pressed;
Reflected stars were in my garden pool; on my warm face the breeze was kind and cool.
The silence seemed to speak, my head was bowed,
Then ramblers that had grown into a cloud lifted my eyes that, tear washed, now could see,
The beauty that today was lost to me.
Dear god, who is so near to flowers, and birds, be nearer still, as I search for words
To thank thee for the blessings night revealed,
Which through the day discouragement concealed.
Eva Sparks Taylor
We enjoy fairies here, if your new to my blog you may want to go to June and see the Fairly post and Fairy houses we made!
I also like to sing many songs with my girls, especially when we follow particular themes. This is one that is fun to do!
What makes a garden Grow, Grow, Grow?
What makes a garden grow,grow, grow?
(measure from floor with hand at 3 levels)
Lots of work with a rake and hoe
(pretend to rake and hoe)
Seeds gently planted in a row
(pretend to plant seeds with thumb and index fingers together)
That makes a garden grow, grow, grow
What brings the seedlings up from the ground?
(with palms up, close to floor, measure at 3 levels)
Rain from the sky coming down, down
(raise hands high and flutter fingers down, down)
Bright yellow sunbeams shining around
(make arms into big circles overhead)
Help bring the seedlings up from the ground
(with palms up close to the floor measure at 3 levels)
Patricia Elizabeth Garner
I have lots to do today in preparation for Jerry's birthday so I may be on late again tonight! I do want to share one more picture of some goodies I got!
I love Vera Bradley's designs! My Aunt had a bunch of purses between her and her daughter and asked my Mom and I if we'd like some. So I chose these two and I can't wait to transfer my stuff into these! Right now I have a large Vera Bradley that my sister had given me for my birthday last year. It's filled with my needs, but also everything for the kids....meds, fruit snacks, wipes, lollipops, notebooks, pens, tissues, phone, etc etc LOL. The thing I like best about the new ones is they have zippers!! So when I bend over all the contents of my purse won't be able to come rushing out of my purse like they do now! LOL
Does anyone else enjoy Vera Bradley? Such beautiful designs and so many to choose from!
Have a blessed day!