Friday, July 25, 2008

a boy, a hose, and some blooms

summer gardening

Rye was in 75 ft. hose heaven! He sprayed the yard (and anyone who approached!) to his heart's content for over an hour. Need to entertain a 5 year old boy? Get him a really powerful hose and watch out! Richard and I thought he looked like a miniature firefighter.

Our veggies and peppers were transplanted from our old yard, and these are some of the ones that survived the transition. Purple piquins and Anaheim peppers. Unfortunately, we suffered a lot of casualities: my gorgeous, huge green bell peppers, health nut tomatoes, spring onions, strawberries, and several species of hot peppers. We didn't even attempt to transplant the cherry tomatoes.

All of the little flowers in the collage were already calling our house home before we were, and I wanted to shoot them because I was surprised to find little bits of such loveliness in the much neglected mess of a yard that it was. So much of the landscaping was dead, too overgrown, and not cared for for many years, but in the midst of all of that you will see little blooms of hope, struggling to thrive again.

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