Monday, January 11, 2010

Early Start

Little Pete and I have been working together to make a house number sign.
I did some grouting tonight, so I will show you the finished product when we're done.
Despite the soaring heat, I still have some happy flowers in my garden. Thank goodness for our tank, as I have been able to give them extra drinks in the evenings.
This is a most beautiful geranium.
I had a very early start this morning. I set my alarm for 6am as I knew it was going to be a VERY hot day, and too hot to go outside. I weeded this garden and got a big pile of weeds...
...and then another big pile of weeds from this garden.
I worked from 6am till 9am, and then the sun found me. Little Pete was surprised to find me in the garden still wearing my pjamas when he got up.
I felt great satisfaction when I'd finished, and took the kids to the pool for a swim. I did have to have a little cat nap with Nelly in the afternoon though.

"Dearest"
While I was working, I picked some fresh peaches for my breakfast.

There is still one left for tomorrow.
. . . and very soon there will be nectarines. Nothing nicer than munching on fruit from the garden.

15 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

Good thinking getting started early to beat the heat . Your garden looks lovely !

WendyBee said...

Roses, peaches, nectarines, oh the loveliness!
We have sunshine today and it is almost 15 deg F. I think I'll go put on another sweater and then write a check for another 150 gallons of fuel oil getting delivered today.
Thanks for the warm thoughts!
WendyBee

Muddling Through said...

Oh Annie, I'm fighting off envy here. It's a sin, you know. But your garden is so beauiful and so GREEN! And peaches and nectarines? Too much!

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG Annie are you feeling okay..........bet the garden was in shock seeing you that early.........lol..........

Kerri said...

Your garden look great. Hope its not to hot today.

Lizzie said...

It's hard work keeping it going in this heat and as usual it all looks lovely. Thank goodness it's cooling off today!
Lizzie
XXX

Winifred said...

I love that mosaic. Dying to see it finished.

Calidore said...

Weeding in your pj's is one of those things that nothing will change. It's more satisfying. You get more done. It shocks the family....vbg. Been there,doing that and I love it. Your garden looks like it's surviving better than mine. Hope the cool change has reached you as we are still waiting - meanwhile we get to enjoy the dust storm.....not!!!

Jenny said...

YaY Annie and Pete! That mosaic number is awesome! I love the patterned blue in the background. Has it given you a taste to do more? The tour of your garden was lovely-it sure is looking good. W
Hope the weather has cooled for you too-we had RAIN yesterday and now I can feel the garden smiling! Bet the peaches were delicious:)

Sister Jayne said...

Hi Annie, I have been having fresh peaches for breakfast too. Cool change came through last night with a little bit of rain. Much safer to go outside today. Up early selling 5 cows to some Tongans. Slim crutched all the sheep, it was a good days work by lunch.

picciolo said...

what amazing fruit, you are truely dedicated to get up so early to look after your garden. Can we have some of your sunshine please?

Handmade said...

Love that mosaic and the great garden photos - hope things cool down soon.

Bren said...

What a great post Annie- I felt as if I had earnt the peaches MYSELF just reading through all your hard work. Looking forward to catching up soon.

emma said...

Very good gardening annie - looks great! Been working on my friends garden. Pulled everything out - starting from scratch. Might have to come and steal some cuttings from your beautiful garden. em

Babara said...

I've been a silent reader for a certain time. It always is a pleasure to see colours in the garden now as we actually have a lot of snow and everything is covered. It's the perfect time for sewing and therfor I don't mind it's winter here ;-) !
Greetings from Switzerland,
Barbara