Sunday, May 30th
On Sunday we were still in NC. After church (where Amy read her wonderful essay), I went with my cousin H and sister-in-law B to see another cousin's brand new baby. P is so cute! Aren't she & her mama precious in this picture?
When I got back to Daddy's house he & Amy were making homemade ice cream – Sundrop banana! Yum!
Monday was our trip back home. I've already shared some pictures from that journey. Here are a couple more. They're both from our stop in Charleston, West Virginia. The first one is a picture of Dr. M standing in front of their most excellent 20th century war memorial. They have sides for WWI, WWII, Vietnam, and Korea. Inside the monument were carved the names of those West Virginians who had died in those wars.
Tuesday, June 1st
On Tuesday we reacquainted ourselves with our plants. Aren't the tomato plants lovely? You'll see them again in the Saturday pictures.
And here are some of our pansies & the begonias. We were so impressed with how well they did while we were gone. They were saying, "Oh no! The watering man is back! Make him go away again!" Dr. M tends to have a heavy hand with the watering can (as you can see from the water droplet on one of the begonia blossoms).
Wednesday, June 2nd
On Wednesday I came home to a new hanging basket. Petunias are so cheerful, I think. This is also the day that Dr. M started the project he finished on Saturday.
Thursday, June 3rd
Guess what time it is? Tax Time Pig Time! This week she was dressed for Memorial Day. Correct me if I'm wrong, but is she wearing a little skirt & just a flag for a top? Racy! Someday I'll actually get out of my car to take her picture – so far I'm just pointing & shooting through the front windshield.
Friday, June 4th
I was enjoying some Skinny Cow ice cream on the swing when Dr. M rounded the corner with the camera. I mostly wanted you to see my spicy teal toenails (click on the picture to make it larger - although, really, I don't need to be larger!). I usually pick some sort of neutral polish, but decided to get some to match my purse. I'm a wild woman!
It's been a while since I showed you one of our finch pictures. They still love to hang around the feeders – although not as much as in winter, obviously. They're such cheerful little suckers, don't you think?
Saturday, June 5th
Dr. M has decided that we need to take up gardening in earnest. Well, at least as earnest as we have he has energy for. This week he bought kits to make these raised beds. I can't wait to see everything grow! He's already moved the tomato plants into one & put some bell pepper plants in the other. Today we found some cilantro (after I realized that cilantro & coriander are the same thing. Duh.). Aren't the boxes lovely?
And at long last we've put a tomato plant in the Topsy Turvy. We bought the plant while we were out looking for cilantro. We figured it would be a while before our seed grown tomato plants would be ready so we wanted something that might have tomatoes sooner. When we moved into this house I had a dream of growing my own tomatoes. Now I think it might actually come true – sort of (in that Dr. M is pretty much doing all the growing). I'll help eat them though!
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