It's a glorious rainy morning out there. A little thundery, but nothing like they threatened us with. Yet. I always get a kick out of the graphics they use on the weather channel's alerts...looks like all hell has broken loose and it's the beginning of the end. lol
This is a picture of my chives in flower. My irises are finally blooming too, about a week behind every one elses. That's okay. Just reiterates that I live out here in the Land that Time Forgot. My neighbor always says she can't ever grow chives and I tell her I planted them once-5 years ago. I love that kind of gardening. I'm getting a little anxious that my anise hyssop doesn't seem to be coming back from last year (it always has, for 4 years) and am worried that I harvested too much too late of the flowers and leaves. It makes such a comforting wonderful tea...we shall see. I can always (I hope) plant a new one.
The Shasta daises in the backyard are all looking really great...blooming patches here and there, and one gigantic patch in various stages of bloom and bud.
I adore spring.
Last night (after a weekend of serious garden work) I was so exhausted that I couldn't keep my eyes open one second longer last night around 9:30. I zombie walked through the living room and asked the Irishman to please feed my fish, I had to go to bed. He said--you all right ? I mumbled something and kept going. I slept straight through until 6:30 this morning when I was awakened by not one, but 2 (one in each leg) muscle cramps in my legs. I get these every now and then, but I don't think it's ever happened in first one leg, and then the other 15 minutes later. I wake up howling-they hurt so bad. And then the muscle is sore all day. I put bananas and tonic water on my list for today. Oy vey...
This weekend I got a lot done, but there's still a lot more to go. I planted an entire 30 foot bed of green beans. I planted 14 rows of Edamame and about 5 short rows of Siberian Kale. I will plant more kale in late summer for a nice fall and winter crop. I planted more sage (not sure why I bought it? I have a beautiful sage that came back up this year, and quite a bit dried in the cupboard from last year.) I planted Jalapenos, Bronze Mignonette and Red Romaine lettuce. I planted French Breakfast Radishes. I planted Spinach and Chard. I planted about 12 Cucumber plants. The Irishman finished the bed for the sweet potatoes last night, so I can plant those anytime. The tomatoes are still not in, and the seedlings are barely hanging in there. The bed for the bell peppers isn't ready and neither is the bed for the squash, and those seedlings seem to be doing okay. Barely. Hopefully next weekend we will get everything finished up. Late late late. I am reminded of Alice in Wonderland. Was it the Dormouse ? Late late late. lol
Have a Monday of your choice. Tornadoes in Kansas and Oklahoma. More water here. Yesterday was 90 and today, even with the rain, is supposed to be 85. Does this mean spring is over ?