Thursday, April 29, 2010

Evening on the porch...

JP and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful spring evening time today and sat in our rocking chairs on the front porch. JP has been under the weather with a chest cold type thing for over a week so I'm sure it did him good to be someplace other than stuck inside. We took a little walk down to the peach trees to see little baby fruits. They're so cute and this year we have so many we're going to have to thin the fruit to no more than one per 8 inches. It's exciting to finally be seeing fruit. Speaking of fruit, I picked the first of the strawberries today and we shared a bowl for dessert. They were good. Now that I'm uploading the pictures for this post I realized that I must have deleted the pictures of our baby peaches, although I don't remember seeing them download from the camera. Dag nab it!!! Well, trust me they are so cute and I'll get more pictures when we do the thinning.

Daisy gets to go out with us when we're in the front because she's the only one who is off leash trained. She loves it, you can look at her and tell that she knows she's getting to do something that the others don't. I got her to pose in front of the Pink Painted Daisies that are starting to bloom. Please don't eat the Daisies! Anyone remember that T.V. show?

Here is our future garden. They have been hardening off for two weeks, they're ready to go in the ground. I plan to get these tomatoes, peppers, basil, Thai basil and oregano plants in the ground next week along with my seed plants.

While we were relaxing, there were birds singing and a nice breeze blowing. It was just so nice. Here are the visitors to the feeder we saw. We got buzzed by a hummingbird but I had already put the camera up.

I had to cut this amaryllis. I just couldn't leave it outside. I like fresh cut flowers, any kind really, but especially when they come from our garden.

Special blessings to you all from all of us in the holler.


cowgirl said...

What a beautiful view, love your yard. :)
Hope Mr JP is feeling better soon!

Carmen C. said...

Daisy is so beautiful getting to do something special, she knows she is a queen, LOL! Your plants look great, I just started setting mine out for a couple hours today!

MAXMOM said...

A beautiful, refreshing post! You guys sound so happy!
Sending lotsaluv

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Hope JP feel better soon.
Wow Daisy, all the other doggies must be so jealous of you!
Ooo strawberries, that's nice! I won't have any this year. :(

Lena said...

What a gorgeous view! Especially with such a pretty German Shepherd in front of your pretty flowerbed! Everything looks so neat and taken care of! I hope Mr JP feels better soon - I too am battling a chest cold... :-( We just bought 2 peach trees last weekend - please tell me how you prune them, would love to know!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Cindy said...

The peach trees sound wonderful and can't wait for a picture. Strawberries are something I look forward to, but they won't be ready here up north until June. Daisy has that "look at me!" look about her. Hope hubby is fully recovered soon. Have a blessed Sunday in the holler.

Sierra Rose said...

Great post! Can just imagine the calm evening with JP and Daisy by your side. My mom was fighting some sort of cold too this week. It's nice to feel beter and just take things in quietly. Daisy is a sweetie! I'm still working on any off-leash privilege. And, fresh strawberries!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose