Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Sunday, July 25, 2021
I love sunflowers and have been planting them from seed (I harvest and keep the seeds each year) for several years now. This year I had a hard time....I would plant the seeds and something (I'm guessing birds because the discarded shells were left behind) would dig them up. I had a few volunteers grow on their own and those have started blooming. I had a few that I planted take root and those are getting big. Then I also started some in my green house and transplanted them outside in early June...those are the stragglers, but they are growing. Because of this unintentional staggering, I think I'll have a pretty steady sunflower bloom through fall. I'm kind of glad it worked out this way.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
This past week we went to Central Oregon to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary (which is today, July 20th!). We have been talking about hiking South Sister again and made it a reality.
South Sister is the third tallest mountain in Oregon - standing at 10,358 ft. The trail leading to the summit is 6 miles long (one way) and is an elevation gain of 5,000 ft.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
My favorite social media platform is Instagram. I follow a lot of accounts that do weekly themes, and one of them had "my week of orange". Here's what I found in my garden and home.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
My squash plants (zucchini and pumpkins) are exploding right now...so many blooms...so much produce. We are already harvesting and eating the zucchini, but the pumpkins will stay on the vine and continue to grow for another month or two.
I went out at night and saw all the blooms ready to open up in the morning...