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Friday, April 24, 2015

Tea In The Garden Thursday ~ Garden Update

 Tea in my garden on Thursday, posted late due to computer woes. Frustrating computer woes. My husband saved the day by finally discovering the problem though. Our computer kept informing us we had NO disk space left and would not let us download any photos, even the photos we had on file for years. Turns out the people who'd "solved" previous computer problems downloaded their own help services which took up all of our disk space. Believe you me, they took up over 80% of our disk space for what ? Anyway, my husband deleted the "help" service and everything is great !

The book above with one of my favorite teacups is one I checked out of my local library. I am not usually drawn to such books , but am so glad I checked out this fictional historical book. It is NOT a Christmas story, but a Christmas quilt plays a very important part in it. It is a story that takes place during the civil war and well worth reading for all ages. I read it while sipping tea in my Blue Bottle Garden. ' A Quilt For Christmas' by Sandra Dallas will make your heart glad. It is not a sappy romance , it does have true love, family love, kindness, mercy, friendship, and yes...quilting . It is all wrapped up in good writing and the writing makes you care very much for the main characters and what becomes of them.
 So what's going on in our gardens ? Well , the plum and cherry trees are done blooming and now the apple trees in the orchard are showing off. The honeybees are sure enjoying the blossoms.
 The ajuga and bleeding hearts are spectacular and we watch the hummingbirds flit to & fro from flower to flower from our front porch.
 Lilacs we planted years ago are blooming and we can smell their sweet scent from all over Cedar Pond. Some of the lilac blooms are growing up and over our back porch and have also woven their branches and blooms throughout the Cedar trees.
 My husband's vegetable garden has begun to grow quickly due to the very nice weather. Onions, garlic, strawberries, and so much more. He loves his vegetable gardens and tends them well.
 My chickens are laying almost 2 dozen eggs a day. I never tire of collecting fresh eggs from my beloved hens and you really cannot appreciate eating eggs until you have eaten the freshly gathered eggs of hens fed well, especially fed well from greens gathered while weeding well tended herb & veggie gardens !
 This is a sweet spot to sit in the sun, under the kiwi arbor my husband built. The kiwi are not yet in full leaf, so there is plenty of sunshine here during the brisk spring days. I hope you're enjoying spring time in your neck of the country and grabbing any time you're able to sit in the sunshine and enjoy a moment in the sun. After all, soon we'll all be seeking the shade and spending a lot of time watering our parched gardens. Enjoy this season now, while it is still spring and full of possibilities !

Although this is not a linky party, please check out Judith's * blog for more gardening inspiration. * ( Thank-you Judith )


Deb said...

Love your tea-cup, Kathy. My, you do live in a little piece of heaven, don't you. I dream of having gardens like yours someday. I'm waiting on the lilacs right now. Deb

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this post! I'll have to check out that book. The library is close to me.

The veggie garden looks fantastic as do those freshly gathered eggs. You are blessed.

Your blooms are oh so lovely too. You have a bit of paradise on earth.

Have a wonderful day and weekend ~ FlowerLady

A.K.W. said...

Beautiful pictures, glad you found out your computer problems.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A Quilt for Christmas sounds like a book I'd enjoy so I'll add it to my list to read, a pretty teacup on top too.
Your hubby has nicely laid out raised beds for his veggies, the garden to table harvest will be bountiful.
The two weathered chairs look like the perfect spot for you and hubby to sit after a day of gardening and chores.
I've added a link to your post at the bottom of mine again, nice to see your garden journal. We woke up to a 2 inch blanket of snow this morning. :-(

L. D. said...

It is fun to see how everyone has spring at different times. You are early compared to my area and yet we probably are only a week behind. I enjoyed seeing all you parts of the garden.

Timi said...

Your garden looks beautiful!
2 dozen eggs! WOW!

Anonymous said...

So glad hubby figured out the computer woes! That's always so frustrating when these darn things don't work right! Your garden is looking promising and your lilacs are so pretty!

Anonymous said...

What a joyful post, Kathy. Thanks for sharing your most recent read and the sweet cup. I enjoy seeing your plants and hearing about the antics of the hummers. Wish I could smell your sweet lilacs; one of my favorite scents. God bless your weekend.

Connie said...

I love seeing your flowers in bloom there, Kathy. We are a little behind you, but it won't be long until more things are in bloom here too. The teacup is so pretty. I love your spot to sit and enjoy the sunshine too.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Kathy, so glad you got the computer problems corrected and I find it extremely mean of someone to download their junk on my computer. That's rude!
It's amazing how your place looks like total spring; it's still struggling here. My frost date is May 15 although we've had frost every month except July.

Deanna said...

A nice time at Kathy's!
Your eggs are so beautiful...all the different shades of color.
Love it,