I'm so far behind in blogging, don't know where to begin, soooooo I'm starting with my green thumb delights. We have had some beautiful weather lately, so I have been able to weed my gardens, put out the deck furniture and make up my herb and flower boxes. Lots of fun, maybe not the weeding!
I have three boxes of herbs
Here is fino verde basil, curly parsley and oregano for salads
Rosemary for oil dips and seasonings and mint for iced tea
Parsley, basil, dill, basil, and parsley. Can never have enough parsley or basil in my book
Two cherry tomato plants, will definitely be enough for us
Flower box with lobelia, petunias, geraniums and then repeated
Almost florescent geranium, photo does not do it justice
Peaceful spot with a view
Hanging basket in front of house
Nantucket basket with lobelias and vivid geranium
Lastly purple and green variegated petunias, like the combo
So summer's here and time to enjoy.
We travelled to Martha's Vineyard over Memorial Day weekend. Weather was fierce, by that I mean windy, torrential rain and cold. The last part of the long weekend was saved by a break in the rain and some sunny sky's. We could then walk the beach and Jack was in doggy heaven. Here take a look.
My attempt at a video, sorry in advance!!
Washed ashore.......where's my lobsta!?
This is what we got after all the horrid weather, I think it was worth it!!!!!!
A few treasures from my walk. I pick up treasures almost every walk, normally just one but I had to make up for all the rain.
Finished two more hats for the shop, but only one had its picture taken!
Painted the living room a lovely green, was beige.......we wanted color!!! It's a Benjamin Moore paint "dill weed". Not the most attractive name but it looks great in the room, nice change!
Sometimes all you need is fresh paint and the rest all looks NEW!
Well, that's all the show and tell today! But what else I've been up to is my dear sweet mom. She just turned 86, although she doesn't know that : ( She is pretty healthy except for the Alzheimer's. It's such a sad disease and I have trouble coping with it in my mom's case. My last visit was a few weeks ago now and she wasn't even aware of her own home. That's what started the second phase of what to do. My brother and I have kept her in her home with 24 hour home care because that was her wish, but now it's a different story. I have been looking into memory care units up my way. I have found two in particular that I think are lovely. So it's just a matter of time before she comes up here or goes to where we have had a deposit on a nice place in Pennsylvania. I would love to have her up with me. I just don't know if its wise because of the traveling and change. Not even sure of how long she will last in a nursing home. It's so difficult but her home is not safe for her any longer with all the stairs. We have been successful so far with being able to take everything slowly and having time to think and plan, so hopefully we will make the right decision in her next care.
Thank you all for visiting, sorry to be missing for so long but I have been busy. Hope you all enjoy your summer days, holidays and vacations. It you are looking for a good book I just finished "The Light between Oceans" by M L Stedman. It was fabulous! A story about a couple, a lighthouse and a baby set in Australia. I highly recommend it.
I leave you with one of my orchids that I broke off by accident watering the other day, so I'm enjoying it this way!!