Forward - From the Heartland of Carolina

This is a continuing story of the journey Forward shared by 2 people, Lynne and Tom. Both love to LIVE life to it's fullest, which currently means spending lots of time outdoors, working on various projects from gardens to patios, flowers to vegetables, sunrises and sunsets, birds and woodland critters, and spending time with family. Don't forget to check the monthly archives, and please feel free to leave us a comment so we know you stopped by.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Catching up

It's hard to believe almost another month has gone by without picture updates. Lynne was right, though. Things have been very busy for us hear in the Heartland. Lynne's told the story that has transpired for the most part since our last picture-posting. The First weekend in July, we celebrated Mom's birthday, and she was feeling well enough to spend some time with us outside of her sitting room.Lots of get-togethers, both here and the group gathering of online friends in Charlotte.

Our grill has been getting a workout during these gatherings, and fortunately, the weather has been good to us.

It's been an interesting transition from spring to summer with the yard and gardens. One thing I've noticed over the last year... As a rule, out in the gardens, the spring flowers that rebloom year after year are the pastel shades of blues, pinks and purples. Now that we've passed that mini-season of flowers fading, and summer blooms appearing, the bold colors of summer become more evident, with blooms of summer, filled with reds, yellows and oranges. As I post tonight, there's new blossoms forming on the mid-summer plants.

The veggies have done well so far, with lots of squash being eaten, or frozen for future meals. Tomatos are almost ready to pick in earnest...we've had a few for salads, and Mom requested Fried Green Tomatos tonight, so we obliged.

I've canned up 24 pints of pickles so far, and we've frozen up several ears of corn from the first planting. We've had a good year for string beans as well, and our 2nd planting looks like it will help stock the freezer some more. Fall decorating looks like it will be all home-grown, between a few pumpkins, and many ornamental gourds. So, now it's on to pictures. Hopefully the order of pictures will fall into place, unlike the last attempts.

This first set of pictures are from July, and the next entry will be catching up with late June's events. Enjoy!!!


Anonymous Jan said...

Your yard is beautiful. I enjoy your pictures and updates. I used to be able to garden but I am crippled right now and unable do very much.

16/7/06 3:18 PM  
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