Friday, June 15, 2012

For Today - Friday - June 15, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Outside My Window. . .it is night and a thunderstorm just came through with some wind, thunder and what my grandpa called "wet rain" which is lightning accompanying the rain.  Lightening changes nitrogen in the air into a form plants can use, making a good, soaking rain all the better.

I Am Thinking. . .that I need to fix a cup of chamomile tea and go to bed soon.

I Am Grateful. . . that we've been blessed with 4 inches of rain this week.  Oh so different from this time last year when we were already in a drought.

In The Kitchen . . . are about 5 different types of squash; eggplants; green beans; peppers; onions; tomatoes; several different kinds of peppers; fresh corn; chard and freshly baked bread.  Some of the veggies are from the local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) but most of it came from a young friend who has been gardening with her grandpa.  And has a most generous heart!

I Am Going. . .to go to bed soon.  Last night I stayed up until after 3 a.m. and got up at 6 a.m.  I managed to have a productive day today, but dozed off at about 5:30 and "napped" until 8:30. . . this is not good!

I Am Reading . . .everything by Tara Dillard.  She is one of my favorite landscape designers and I have all her books and follow her blog, interacting with her and getting a great education in the process!

I Am Hoping . . to impart order and serenity into the Nature Room tomorrow.  We had electrical work done and it is in high-alert disarray in there!

I Am Hearing . . . the window A/C as it cools the house.

Around The House . . .is mainly orderliness and comfort...except for the Nature Room.
In the dining room is a huge dog crate with sleeping Atticus inside.  You can read about him here.  I really need to update information about him, but he is going to be one, super great dog!

I Am Wearing. . . white capri, turquoise 3/4 sleeve t-shirt & brown sandals.

I Am Thinking. . . that I really, really need to get up, put on the tea kettle, make my chamomile tea and go on to bed.

I Am Wondering . . . how I ended up with 544 followers on Pinterest!

One Of My Favorite Things. . . Simplicity.  And orderliness.  And calm, natural beauty.

Something You May Not Know About Me. . . I like starting things more than completing them

About Today's Photo. . . My husband taking a brief rest from laying a flagstone path.

TELL you what I like the best --
         'Long about knee-deep in June,
      'Bout the time strawberries melts
   On the vine, -- some afternoon
Like to jes' git out and rest,
       And not work at nothin' else!
James Whitcomb Riley

Simple Woman's Daybook

1 comment:

  1. Interesting information about the lightning charging the air so plants grow better. Your kitchen sounds full of delicious veggies. I can't wait to get my first pickings from the garden. Have a great week!