Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tickled Blue and 14 Years

Since June 10, 2000 time has kept ticking. However, it is a day that is forever etched in my memory. Its a day in history that will never make school curriculum, but it changed my life forever. A lifetime of learning packed into 1 day. Within hours I went from being a carefree college student who was home on summer break to a full fledged adult flying down the Interstate at break neck speeds praying no cops were around and coaxing my Mom in breathing lessons all at the same time. I remember pulling nervously into the parking lot of a place I'd never before been and then watching as 2 big men could not hold Mom back from running to her baby. I remember standing back as they raced inside. I was too scared out of my mind to go inside for a did not want to face reality. I remember as I inched my way to the double doors a familiar face walked out and I asked is he really dead. Desperately wishing for a ray of hope. But I got none. 14 years ago today I walked through those doors alone and stood at the bedside of my childhood playmate and whispered goodbye. Today I promised myself I would not dwell on that day so I pushed it from my mind until I decided to write a post. It just didn't seem right to not remember...

Now on to what I originally was posting about...
This bush and several others just like it grow near the top corner of our garden. All Spring we've been trying to figure out what they were. Their bell-shaped flowers gave off a honeysuckle scent that was beautiful. 
Mr. Z was seriously considering getting rid of them because well who knows :-) Probably cause they are in the way of where he wants to start our blueberry patch.
Imagine my joyful, delight as I am mowing up close today and discover these beauties. Katie thought mommy was hilarious as I went squealing like a little school girl that we had blueberries :-p 
The bushes are huge!!
And loaded!!
We just couldn't believe our find. We had been wondering how we would have the money to buy some bushes. Guess what, God provided!! We are ticked blue :-)

Our garden this year. Looks like nothing but dirt huh. Well lets take a closer look ;-)
Brussels Sprouts
Except for the tomatoes everything else is too tiny to really see but it's all coming up and we are very excited. Now to deal with the deer...

When we first moved here this section (back of garage) was a trash bin for discarded drywall. The person who thought it was okay to put drywall out where rain, etc can reach it needs tared and feathered. I filled 3 contractor garbage bags full. This is my flower bed. I put in here whatever I want. Its a work in progress.
I love how its filled in rather quickly using a lot of transplants. Pardon the wall - it will get it's paint job later. 
Down in our small patch of woods is quite a few wild roses. I found 2 that were small enough to transplant and put them in my garden. They are doing great!
The Hosta and Ferns are also transplants. Love that the ferns are doing so well here. We couldn't grow them in New York. 
Astillbe - such a pretty plant amid all the shady greens.

More Hosta, Coral Bells, Prim Rose in container, and Bleeding Hearts behind.

I want to put more stuff in before I mulch. I've enjoyed digging in the dirt and seeing what I can design.

Well that's enough rambling for one night. Goodnight all!!

1 comment:

  1. This is Kayla...so enjoy your posts and sorry for your loss all these years later. I will never forget that time. Said a prayer for you and your family.


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