Friday, 4 June 2010

This post is specially for Techwood

Techwood asked if I had photos of my garden on my blog.  I thought I had ... but it seems I was too busy gardening to post the progress.

Look what warm sunshine, lots of rain and great soil conditions have produced already!

 ARUGULA, RADISHES AND NASTURTIUMS; TOMATOES;  MORNING GLORY BLOSSOM;    BEANS;   HOT AND SPICY OREGANO;   A BEAN THAT DECIDED TO GROW IN SAND (JUST SHOWS HOW HARD IT IS TO KILL A BEAN! ;   HOSTAS;  AN OLD DANDELION ;    LETTUCE; . RADISHES ALMOST READY FOR HARVESTING


These were all organized but then the computer overrode my wishes and produced something random.

In other news, I finished teaching Andreas yesterday and Linda and Bob drove all the way from Barrie to bring me dinner.  What a thoughtful loving thing to do!  Dinner was wonderful., and  Linda also gave me her tea chest ... which I have coveted ever since she got it.  My first words (god help me ... those first words I blurt out often get me in trouble ...)

Anyway ... my first words were ... "But you're not dead yet."  She looked a little startled ... and I reminded her of when I first saw the tea chest and joked that she should leave it to me in her will ... But no ... she is not yet dead or ready to will anything to anyone just yet ... she was simply giving me something she knew I would love.   All the labels are hand made. Not sure if you can see the calligraphy.   Can you blame me for having had tea chest envy all those years ago???


It is an absolutely lovely day here at the lake.  I may cancel an appointment I have in town and just revel in my new found freedom ... and organize my boxes of wood kindling or firewood for the garden's fire place now that Odin at Property Solutions has cleared a spot for them.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

6 comments:

Erin Kuhns said...

Oma, your garden is gorgeous!!! I've been in Ottawa all week but heading up to the farm shortly. I can't wait to see mine, too. After all this rain, I have high hopes for it!!!

I'm glad you had a lovely dinner, Oma.

Happy birthday!!!

(I noticed you didn't mention that tiny detail...but it's VERY important!!!)

xoxoxoox

Oma said...

Thank you, Erin,

Feel free to drop in for tea (lots of choice now) if you have a chance ... and you too can experience tea chest envy!

Barbara Carlson said...

What you've got there is a Working Garden, like the Gatineau River was a working river when they were sending logs down it. Enjoy your salad days...

And as for the Tea Chest, how big it is? It is gorgeous, tho, whatever size.

And Happy Birthday, Barbara. Many, many more.

Oma said...

Thank you, Barbara.

The tea chest was intended to be a cabinet maker's chest originally. Linda loved it and recreated its purpose. It is far too beautiful to be in a man's workroom ... even a man who is a cabinet maker himself.

It is 15 inches high, 13 inches wide and 6.5 inches deep.

IrishGirl said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Your garden is lovely and the tea chest is gorgeous. Who says envy is a unproductive.

Oma said...

Thanks, Irish Girl.