Friday, June 9, 2017

Saying hello!

It was not my intention to stay away so long. Where do the days go! Ever since spring got here, all the house gets is, as mama used to say, "a lick and a promise", and I am out the door and in the garden.


Walmart reduced their Lilac bushes to half price, $6.00, so I had to have one. Now to find a sunny spot to plant it. Oh I do hope it grows and blooms pretty. (and blooms as pretty as Deb's Lilacs way up in Canada). 


Used to, late in the afternoon, we would sit out on the raggedy little pier and feed the fish. The catfish and carp were practically tame. Somehow we got away from feeding them. So, we fed them today.


we were disappointed when only two catfish and a few bream showed up to eat.


If we feed them every day, it won't be long before they all come back.


the little pond was actually pretty late this afternoon...for a change!





Eli said he would keep watch.


The Mimosa tree on the other side of the pond is in bloom and the sweet scent filled the air around us. It truly must be making up for last year when the unexpected freeze killed all the leaves and buds, and there were no flowers.

See, here it is 9:25! Bed time! and I've got things to do. Like sew! All I've worked on lately, in the sewing room, are two dresses my neighbor asked me to cut off and hem, and then another friend asked if I would add length to her dress...add !  

Better let this be it. Thank you visiting. But wait...I did want to show you my first little gathering from the garden. Keep in mind, this is a teeny tiny garden...


It made a good meal for Poppy and me. Just added a pan of cornbread.

Love,
Henny


















33 comments:

  1. Deb in Canada hopes you get beautiful lilacs, too. :) Loved your photos today. And I have to ask...did you fight over the tomato? haha!

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    1. That made me laugh. I didn't even think about that tiny tomato being in the picture. Actually, it is still on the kitchen counter. We are waiting for one more. :)

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  2. So good to see your updated post. You just need to put something on everyday-like "still kicking or back in a bit" :-) Miss you and tend to worry- I do not prescribe to "no news is good news"!!!
    Loved the photos. Have a restful sleep and check in with the "...River..." blogger(one of your followers) she had something about how to get the most from cut lilacs for bouquets.

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    1. Thank you Blanche. I'll just have to do better. At least check in. I appreciate it. I will check our her blog.

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  3. Like you, I'm finding these Summer days too short for everything I want to do. I do manage to sit on the porch and relax though, that's important too.
    You got a great deal on the Lilac. I wonder if it's one of the newer ones that stay short? In the park where I walk they dug out a row of the older ones and put in new, shorter ones but so far they seem too young to bloom.
    Love that Mimosa tree. I've never actually seen one but I can imagine how wonderful it smells.

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    1. Oh, I bet you do have busy days with all the flowers in your yard! Poppy and I have been trying to find time to sit on the porch more. It really is important. He finds more time to relax than I do. :)

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  4. That mimosa is gorgeous. I love them, but don't want one in my yard; it's not big enough to get the tree far away from the 'yard' where we'd have to pick up after it. They are really messy, but at a distance, well worth it. I haven't seen any in bloom around here yet, but every time we drive south toward the Ozarks in the summer I'm in awe of how many of them there are. I see your tomato. If it were mine it wouldn't have made it into the picture - just saying...

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    1. I know! Why didn't I eat that little tomato when I pulled it off the vine. It was more important to have it in the picture. :) Years ago we got a mimosa sprout from Dan's Mother's yard and planted it near the driveway. It was a mess! Fallen flowers stuck to the cars and all in the driveway. We chopped that one down and started another one far away. Thank you Peg. I always appreciate and enjoy hearing from you.

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  5. It's surprising how busy we can be. But a "lick and a promise" is better than nothing.

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    1. That's true. I used to wonder what Mama meant by that saying. :)

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  6. YOU HAVE BEANS ALREADY!!?? wowzers that's amazing!! Our beans are teensy! the pond does look like a very peaceful and quiet spot, very pretty! Hope you got some sewing done!

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    1. I was surprised too. It made a nice little pot full for supper. Thank you! :)

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  7. The pond is lovely, all mirror still.
    That's an impressive crop already!

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    1. Thank you Linda. You would be surprised at how often I think of you when I am working outside.

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  8. Such beautiful photos of the pond and that stunning tree. I must admit to missing the produce from my previous garden. You certainly have an impressive crop already. Always a joy to see Eli.

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    1. Thank you. I remember, you were often gathering vegetables and berries from your plants.

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  9. Nothing better than eating from the garden. Mac feeds the fish here too and they almost walk on land to get to it.

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  10. beautiful view of the pond

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  11. I see the pond has cleared up once again, sparkling clean and such a lovely setting !
    Hope your Lilac bush grows well, each time we plant one, the deer think it is a dinner treat for them :(
    Fresh produce right out of the garden....what could be more tasty, I bet it was delicious.
    We say "lick and a promise" in England, my gran used to say that little phrase often, I still smile when I hear it.
    Have a wonderful weekend dear Henny !
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  12. Oh, your pond!!!! Everything about it! It is worth a million, million bucks! you are so lucky to have such a place to share and visit and... It is just sooooo wonderful!!!!!

    Fresh veggies from garden and corn bread. who could ask for anything more!

    You-are-blessed-in-your-life-and-spot-on-earth. Please know this. yes you do. of course. but sometimes, what we HAVE, tends to go unnoticed. :-))))

    Lots of hugs, Luna Crone

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  13. Your Mimosa tree looks beautiful! Always fun to see what you are up to! :)

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  14. WHAT a lovely harvest you've already had. My zucchini are just sprouts.
    I like that little pier. You could float some candles on it.

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  15. Everything looks so pretty there, Henny! Great harvest from your teeny tiny garden - we have just radishes so far. And scallions.

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  16. Oh, the underwater gossip chain will spread the word of surface feedings! haha.
    I need a lilac bush! We used to have one and the mister chopped it down....accidentally? hmmm. haha. The smell so good!
    Your garden looks great!

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  17. The pond is beautiful. How fun to feed the fish. Eli looks so handsome. You have made me hungry with your garden veggies! Have a blessed evening. xo

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  18. Here is the link to the lady with knowledge of lilacs blooms http://theriverflowing.blogspot.com/

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  19. Eli is just the most precious! I love the look in his eyes...enjoyed my visit.

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  20. Your place is so lovely and looks relaxing so you need to take time to enjoy it on the nice days and forget the house work! It will always be there! Nancy

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  21. What a glorius tree that mimosa is! And glad to see Eli enjoying the bank.

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  22. I'm like you, I'd much rather be doing things outside. : )
    Your little pond looks so nice and what great produce you've gotten from your garden already. Things just started to grow here and it will be a while for us yet.

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  23. The pond IS pretty with that reflection! Look at all your produce, amazing!! My produce to this point is rhubarb, lots of it, salad greens and arugula. The collards from last year have all gone to seed, but still using the small leaves and flower heads, and this year's kale and chard is about ready to be eaten.

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  24. Hi,
    I love the pond, a favorite part of your property. Did you stock the fish in the pond, or where they there?
    I am loving the harvest from your garden, can not wait for mine, it will be awhile for us. ;-) Yippee for your lilac, I hope it does well.
    Carla

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  25. What a wonderful place! I dream about such beautiful garden, I love plants, I have a little bit of it on my loggia! But it's not the same as big garden with green grass!

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