Sunday, 13 February 2011

Summer, Birthday and more........

The last month or so has disappeared into a blur.  The children are back at school and into week four already.  Goodness!

With all the rain we have experienced the growth in the garden has been amazing.  By the time it stopped raining every weekend, we had a huge mess to clean up.  Where to start.  I don't know how many trailer loads have been taken to the dump (tip)!  Our garden is just four years old and thankfully though, the rain has meant that after some little plants just sitting and surviving in the long drought, they have finally taken off. 

Earlier in the season, I poked some sunflower seeds into the ground.  They are about 6 feet tall and about to burst into some sunny yellow fun. 
They are certainly brightening up my vege patch.

For weeks I tried to get my beans to grow.  The constant wet soil and lack of warmth earlier in the summer made it impossible to get them to sprout.  When I was almost ready to give up, they grew.  I had bought a beautiful tee pee and they have clambered up and look wonderful.  I have just this week started to pick my delicious beans.

 This week saw another birthday.  I had beautiful flowers delivered to my work, and a lovely bunch brought home too - the ones above are picked from my garden this morning.

The highlight of my birthday week was certainly seeing the most divine Michael Buble in concert on Friday night.  That man is gorgeous!  It was wonderful!

Other lovlies in my vege patch at the moment are basil, potatoes, lettuce, parsley, tomatoes, corn and spinach.

Hopefully life will return to some sort of normality again and my blogging will become more a part of it.

I can't believe summer is almost over.

Here's hoping we get a few more weeks of warmth.  Hopefully right through till Easter.


Farmyard Crafts said...

Happy Birthday Leisa! How awesome to get to see Michael Buble!

Chookyblue...... said...

happy birthday..........the garden looks lovely........wished I had some fresh basil.........missing it this summer........

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday Leisa!
What beautiful photos. :)

Farm Girl said...

Belated birthday wishes Leisa, sounds like you had a wonderful day! Your garden photos are beautiful.

Jellywares said...

Happy Birthday Leisa!!!

You surely do have an amazing garden.. I love seeing pictures of it on your blog..

Jodie :)