March 29, 2015

In the Garden......

Checking the garden after a wonderful, worshipful, Sunday.  These were taken a little after 5:20 p.m.

And here is how the Basil that the husband planted by seed is coming along.  It is about 1/2 inches tall.

March 15, 2015

Calypso Orchestra in Full Bloom!

How many people do you see in the image below? Take a good look and use your imagination. 

I will be the first to admit that my husband and I have a very child-like imagination; but, that is a good thing. Unless of course you are sitting at a stop light, oblivious that it has turned green and cars are honking at you, while you are staring at the cloud formations with bated breath watching a giant whale slowly morphing into what appears to be an elephant.

Along those same lines, when we downloaded a few pictures from the new blooms in this Year's Spring garden, my husband and I both saw a Calypso Orchestra smack dab in the center of one of the flowers.  There are at least 24 men in black pants wearing those ruffled sleeve Calypso shirts.  Now do you see them?

Well, even if you don't, you might enjoy the simple beauty of a few of the flowers that are currently blooming in are tiny little garden, in the tiny little back yard of our tiny little 520 sq foot house.  This picture was taking while laying down in the gravel path and staring up at the sky right before the sun set on Saturday night.

Here are the same flowers, only taken topside:

  And a few more really vibrant blooms.  It seems early evening (around dusk) is the best time for photographing flowers.  There are no shadows being cast and no bright light to mute the brilliant colors.

In addition to the flowers, Michael decided to grow tomatoes and Basil from seed.  I am really excited about this.  We both love homemade pesto and the idea of having fresh basil right outside our backdoor is pretty darn attractive.  So far, so good.  Here are the seeds finally sprouting and breaking through the surface.  They're alive!

I hope to keep you posted on the Basil and tomatoes.  This will be a first for us.