Saturday, August 17, 2013

Home for the Weekend

 Ahhh, Saturday morning.  After an exhausting week full of meetings and thinking, it's good to be home.  I have sewing to do (owl curtain) and planning, but still . . . I'm home.  Nice.
 The bunnies are dining on beans, but they left some for us.  They must not like peppers and they can't make a dent in the parsley.

 Working with basil TODAY!  I'm going to make pesto and serve basil leaves on tomatoes with fresh mozzarella.   
 Not my tomatoes because as you can see, they are not quite ready to feed us.
 The sunflower group is reaching, reaching, reaching!
 When we put the drip watering devices in the garden, the zinnias were bumped, scooped, and scattered, but a few survived.
 Perfect design!
 Mrs. Pumpkin, why are you having babies on the birdbath?  

I'll take some nice pictures of my forest classroom (!) tomorrow when we go in to the school after hours to hang a big mural and finish getting ready for the kids.  The owl curtains will be finished by then.  It's time to sew.
There are flickers (woodpeckers) out on the driveway and Bill is home from the Philippines.  All is well.  God be with you.


TexWisGirl said...

lovely blooms, but those green beans look delicious!

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

Your garden is brimming, hope you have a lovely weekend with Bill. Can't wait to see a little peek at the foresty classroom. Betty

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Love all the pictures of the flowers and vegies. Zinnias are my favorite flower for outside my back door. They are always there to greet me saying...Hello!!

Have a great weekend, looking forward to seeing your forest and owl curtains.

Farm Girl said...

How nice and I am so happy you have a nice weekend home. Your garden is so nice.
I do hope that you get to rest a bit some too.

Sara said...

I would love to be a kid in your classroom.

Attic Clutter said...

oh funny
meetings and thinking.. LOL
yup hard to think sometimes ..for me..
love the beautiful food pics and the wall paper is darling did you make it yourself?
or go to a blog background site?
very sweet..(:)

wayside wanderer said...

Wonderful garden. Sigh. I will be sad to see this season go.

Pooch said...

The veggies and flowers are so fresh and hardy--beautiful! Your kitchen must smell wonderful with all that freshness, particularly with basil and tomatoes! MMmmm. I do miss the excitement of the start of a new school year, though I don't miss all the work! Can't wait to see your classroom! I'm sure the kids will love it!

Gumbo Lily said...

Love, love, LOVE those flower & herb photos. I just love basil and parsley too. Do you dry parsley for winter? I like to, but this year I didn't have parsley. Your tomato/basil/moz sounds delish! Glad you're home for the weekend. Enjoy.


Jeannette said...

basil and bunnies and berries and beans...these things are lovely...blossoms are just having a B happy in creation day! blessings aplenty a Bound!

Debi said...

Your garden is certainly plentiful! I agree with you... it's nice to go, but it's really nice to come home!

magsmcc said...

And also with you. Such beautiful colour x

M.K. said...

What a feast for the eyes! Such summer colors, so warm -- love those reds and yellows. Glad your room is in order and I'm sure it will make the kiddos happy. So glad your hubby is home safe :)

Nancy McCarroll said...

Your garden is bountiful! The rabbits get their 10 percent, too. Can just smell the basil in your pretty yellow, red and green arrangement.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

what a lovely and colorful post..oh your garden it great! Have fun sewing

Attic Clutter said...

Hi POM (:)
looking at your green beans here
.. I cooked up some fresh grown green beans yesterday ..are Delicious on our salads(:) AND thanks for the wall paper lesson..!!

Attic Clutter said...

Thanks on my manny ):)

Attic Clutter said...

Tinkerbell LOL

ann said...

Perfect day, perfect pictures. Your garden thrives. My basil (first time I have planted it) is fading. Should it be? I have never had pesto, but your dish sounds delicious. I may have to try it.

Today you have gone back to school. Your students are so lucky to have you a as their teacher because I am sure that your are cheerful, inspiring, understanding, and motivating. Enjoy every precious moment. You have the best job and the hardest job.

Lisa Richards said...

Love the berry-filled bowl of cereal!
Such pretty pictures of your garden and the bouquet of flowers and basil is very artistic. :)
I'm looking forward to the photos of your forest-y classroom. You are so creative!