Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A Whirlwind of a Day

My daughter and I had our hearts set on getting one or two logs from a yard a few streets over. When we made it to the hose with the logs, I went up to the front door and rung the bell, a man came to the door and after I asked if the logs were available, he said, y'all can have them, y'all are helping me out. I told him thank you. While I was saying thank you, he was worried that the logs were to heavy for us, but I told him that, we'll figure something out. 

Since we were walking and only had a small cart with us, we could only pick up one or two logs. After spending a few minutes trying to maneuver the smallest log into our cart....we knew this wasn't going to work. The log was a tad too wide for transport, and the disappointment set in, but our brains were churning and all our contacts with a truck or SUV were coming to the surface as we headed back home---my daughter notices a dog not on a leash in a driveway(I never saw the dog), she told me to turn around, and I did. 

We took the other route home--my daughter looked back quickly and the dog was a bit closer to us, she wanted to look back again, but I told her not to, and just look straight ahead,and pick up the pace.  

As we were speed walking, I noticed a log on the ground as I was about to pass it, so I mention it to my daughter and she glances back--and no dog. 

We pick up the log and place it in the cart---perfect fit and we head home. 

Now we have at least one log to start mushrooms on. 

Today has been a real whirlwind,we started our day hyped about some other logs, and then hit a bit of disappointment when log(s) couldn't be moved, and then instant nervousness and slight fear with the dog situation and back to happiness and excitement when finding the other log. 

 Whew! What a day and shout out to that random dog, too, without you, we wouldn't have found that log! 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Quote of the Week

An optimistic gardener is one who believes that whatever goes down must come up.

                                 ---Leslie Hall

#gardeningquotes, #quoteoftheweek, #agreenhaven, 

Friday, July 26, 2019

I See Sprouts

So happy to see the broccoli sprouting. They were planted five days ago in this little planter using only compost. I also planted some lettuce(red sails) on the same day, but no lettuce, yet.  
After being a gardener for 12 years, I've never exclusively started any of my seeds in pots with compost, so this is experimental, and I'm ready for the ride.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

No gardening stuff today, my T.V. is set to watch Mueller testify for the majority of the day.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Picture of the Week

Took a walk yesterday and noticed a little green growth emerging from a storm drain. As I looked closer, I realized a tomato plant was growing from it, and had to take this picture.  
Seeing this picture makes me wonder where did the seed come from? Did it come from someone's tomato sandwich, or just a seed that was dropped and washed away from a nearby house and finally nestled into an area to grow. 

#stormdraintomato #pictureoftheweek

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Getting Ready for Fall

Getting ready for fall planting. Just picked up some seeds at the grocery store. Can't wait to plant these guys and get the fall planting started. Have you started planning or planting your fall garden?

#atlantagardener, #readyforfall, #growingforfall

Monday, July 15, 2019

Missing Moments

The coolest things always seem to happen in my garden when I don't have my phone. 

A few days ago, while turning the compost a huge butterfly almost landed on my, I know I was never going to capture that shot unless someone else took that picture, but the butterfly stayed around for a bit...flying from the hydrangeas to the sunflowers and swirling throughout the garden. 

So, that was one event, and another time was the other day when a dragonfly made a rest stop on a tomatillo plant. 

Guys, I love being in the garden without my phone and just being immersed in the smells, the sights, and the gardening chores, but I must admit....sometimes, it bothers me when I miss beautiful shots or moments. 

Maybe I should set aside one day a week or once a month only for taking pictures in the garden. Do you set aside photography only time/days for your garden? 

#atlantagardener  #missingmoments #picturesinthegarden

Wednesday, July 3, 2019


First time growing tomatillos and I must's going surprisingly well. Nothing much to say, just wanted to share a moment with you guys.

Is there anything that you're growing in your garden for the first time and how's it going?

#tomatillos #atlantagardener, #backyardgardener

Monday, July 1, 2019

Sunflower Power

Happy Monday!
This little beauty is the first sunflower in my yard to open up and its absolutely gorgeous! Every time I step outside and see it...I smile. So, today I want to share a little sunshine with you. Happy gardening and have a great week!

#sunflower power