Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sunshine, gardens, and sketching

Today was the perfect day! Warm, with a nice breeze, enough to keep the flies away. They are lessening now as summer solstice approaches and it is comfortable to sit out on the deck swing.

I've slowly cleaned up and mulched the gardens. I love the view as the plants flush out. It's fun to watch the birds at the feeder and the bird bath.

My large container garden is growing fast. I've been eating radishes. I'm going to have to search for some radish recipes.

 I've used several pots on the deck for tomatoes, lettuce and peppers.

I even filled the railing box with lettuces Which I've already been snipping, nd a few nasturtiums in the front.

After lunch, I took my tea out to the swing along with my sketching supplies.

Lots of things to sketch.

Just when I was moving to putter a bit around the garden, my husband came and asked if I wanted to go golfing. I didn't join this year because of my hip problems but I thought I might be able to do a few holes with the cart. It turned out to be the perfect afternoo-- breezy, not too warm, and not busy. I managed pretty well. I'm sitting now with ice packs all around the joint, but feeling very satisfied. I couldn't have asked for a better day. Supper was a half a shelled lobster with a side of steamed vegetables.

I hope all of you, my readers, are having an equally lovely Saturday.

1 comment:

Watercolour and Textile Artist, Eileen Gidman said...

Your garden bed is growing well. It seems like you were just posting about snow. Lobster for supper. I am so jealous.