Today is a kind of lazy posting day. Today is about the backyard and garden. Last year we got a table and two chairs on clearance at Fred Meyer. We only got two chairs, as that is all they had left. This year we picked up two matching chairs (well, very slightly different but it’s pretty unnoticeable). Thank you, FM and your predictable seasonal stock!
We also got an umbrella which provides shade and nice shots like this.
The sky was so incredibly blue that day. I sat outside and took pictures while jwa did all the yard work. Excellent. But then, he sits on the couch and watches TV with a bag of cheesy poofs while I unpack all the groceries on occasion, so I think it’s fair.
I recently captured a bumble bee in a squash blossom. We call this the mystery squash. It just came up this year ad we have no idea which kind it is. We’re thinking maybe pumpkin but we’ve also grown acorn, spaghetti, butternut and zucchini.
Dahlia in the backyard.
A shot of the garden beds. This year we have tomatoes, a few mystery squash, carrots, radishes and leeks. We also have basil, bay, oregano and thyme growing in the beds.
A couple of months ago we bought a bag of live lady bugs at Fred Meyer and had a Lady Bug Release Party. It was fun — I only got a little freaked out when about 50 of them stormed the bag opening and started crawling up my arm. Then, I handed the bag back to jwa.
We placed them in the front and back yards. I love that I live in a place where I can go to the store and buy eggs, cotton balls, wheat pasta, new jeans and oh, a bag of 1200 live lady bugs!
Here’s a shot of one of the tomato plants. This one’s a Roma. We also have an heirloom variety but I forget which kind and I’m too lazy to run down and check.
Okay, tomorrow is Greek Chicken Pie (finally!) and Friday will be my SHF post.