Family Friday and random thoughts

July 5, 2013

I’m feeling rather nostalgic today and linking with Nancy for random thoughts.

Nostalgic because it’s the WordPress weekly photo prompt and I have that on my mind, but also because I’ll be leaving in a couple of days and C and I have been in the garden this morning cleaning up trying to clean up the weeds and plants before I leave, and I’m looking round the garden and thinking, wow, I’m growing all the plats my grandfather loved the most.

In his garden I remember rows of portulacas, and I grow them every year. You know what? Their little seeds are like tiny silver beads of mercury and the most fascinating thing a child can hold in her little hand.

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Why is it that the minute you pull up a weed it just makes room for 17 more weds to grow? But the raspberries are shading all the weeds out. Maybe growing raspberries everywhere it the answer. :)

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Also, I’ve decided that if you can’t beat ’em, let ’em be. This seven foot tall iron structure is where the red runner beans are supposed to grow, but somehow a few have escaped to the bronze fennel and the sweet pea gate. Whatever…grow happy little beans.

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I think that yellow and purple are the queen of colour combinations! The absolute ruling monarch. I’m so going to try for more yellow and purple round here.

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C took this photo of me today and did something funky with it and stuck it on her Instagram. Yes, I can see that dandelion laughing at me from between the bricks. No I probably don’t have time to pull it up before I go.

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Thanks for passing by: ↓

Veronica Nancy @ A Rural Journal sustainabilitea KathyB. vastlycurious.com

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  • Reply Nancy Claeys July 6, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Lovely photos Veronica — I love portulaca and have two hanging pots that reseed every year. :)

    • Reply Veronica July 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Do you really Nancy? They’re such grateful plants, aren’t they, they just keep going no matter how mistreated they are. :)

  • Reply sustainabilitea July 6, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Lovely photos.

    janet

    • Reply Veronica July 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you Janet. :)

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  • Reply KathyB. July 7, 2013 at 1:24 am

    There is always so much to do in a garden, but all of it seems to remind us of the special reasons we plant the plants we do, love the process and work ( sometimes) of tending our gardens, and then having to rush off , wondering if our gardens will survive without us and just how much work will it be to tame the wildness that will try to take over in our absence ? Just like life itself, an adventure.

    • Reply Veronica July 7, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      Hi Kathy, I love how you put it. That’s IT exactly. Well, here we go…more life to live. :)

  • Reply vastlycurious.com July 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Beautiful!! ” In his garden I remember rows of portulacas, and I grow them every year. You know what? Their little seeds are like tiny silver beads of mercury”

    I never knew this and now I will look : )

    • Reply Veronica July 7, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      I’m glad you will look Kathryn. :)

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