Monday, June 11, 2012

Catching Up!

Phew, made it through the weekend!!! Sometimes our social life gets a bit hectic and this past few days has been one of those times.  It is going to continue for a few days so if you don't hear from me don't panic.  I am just running around like a chicken with its head cut off.

Friday was a day off work for both Michael and I (well sort of for me, I did a 2 hour training class online about Harassment) after that it was time to join my hubby outside and contribute to the yard care.  He mowed the lawn and worked on his front planter beds.  A friend from work had given him a ton of clippings, plants and bulbs last year and he has certainly made the most of them.  It was time to transplant some of them from pots into the ground.  We have actually been trying to plant as little in the ground as possible since we are renting and want to take many of these plants when we buy our own place. 

I worked in the back garden, or what used to be the back garden.  Since we are on a tidal marsh there is a lot of salt water to deal with.  In the past few weeks we have had a few tropical storm scares, heavy rain and lunar high tides.  This has turned the back corner into a wet mess and my rosemary bush has paid the price.  That of course could have also been because I have done absolutely nothing back there this year and the bed was full of weeds.  I had to take the trimmers back there to cut them back since for some unknown reason they refuse to be pulled out of the ground.  Three hours later this is what was left.....gone is my beautiful rosemary bush but we are hoping that the trim and subsequent transplanting of some life pieces to once again have plenty to share!

What is left of the rosemary bush after a pretty severe hair cut!  The garlic chives seem to thrive on the salt water and weeds however!

The ground when it is not wet!  This makes a fun place to play when the yard is flooded and you are a golden!

The backyard on the other side of the fence!  I love this tree even though it is dead, the birds hang out on it and the woodpecker has many hours of pecking enjoyment!

Cherry tomatoes galore!

He had to have his picture taken!

Some of the larger tomatoes, they are not as big as they look but are they ever tasty!


  1. I love that Bear always looks like he's smiling. What a happy pooch!

    Try not to drown out there baby!

    1. He only looks that way in pictures. If there was a best actor award for dogs he would win it...he is so dramatic with the looks and the sighs!

  2. You realize that he doesn't roll in the mud because he likes mud, right?

    It's a sneaky trick to get a bath. Srsly.

    Also... Chives, huh? Wonder what the landlord would do if you just replanted the whole yard in chives? Dog would like it...

    1. I never really thought about it that way! I think you are on to something.

      A yard planted in chives would smell heavenly when the yard is mowed...hmmmmmmmmm

  3. Awww, kiss on that sweet dog's head! And your tomatoes are gorgeous. I planted ours rather late (will I NEVER learn?), and it's been overcast for seemingly weeks. I have 3 teeny green tomatoes. I'm patient...

    1. Would kiss his head if I could catch him long enough! This is the first time in my life I have had so many maters! I tried to take a picture of the "large" ripe ones but the camera decided to not be cooperative. Patience is a virtue I have always heard!