Em and I are both home sick today, which really blows. I did have a little walk outside this morning, though; I always force myself to get a little sunlight and fresh air when I'm sick, as they are a great tonic, so I dragged myself outside and got some nice photos. After about ten minutes, though, I was exhausted and came back inside. And despite all those early-morning birds out there, too--I hate being sick.
The garden has really taken off:
Compare that with the last photos I took, a couple of weeks after we'd planted. Kat was kind enough to weed last night; you can judge the difficulty of the job by looking at the solid green on the left and the nice dark soil between the rows on the right.
We were able to get a nice salad from the spinach and lettuce the other day, which has grown quickly and without bunny-aided interruption, thanks to our 8"-deep buried fence.
We finally beat the wild bunnies, who had thwarted our efforts so for the last two years, eating everything but the tomatoes and the corn. This year, it's picture-perfect.
There was a beautiful black and blue butterfly fluttering around this morning:
Is that a spicebush swallowtail?
The peonies are in full regalia:
and the multiflora rose is doing its multiflora thing:
I came back inside, bearing some treats for the Nibble, who was instantly in his happy place. I'll leave you with a little montage:
And what did you bring me?
What's this--fresh organically grown lettuce?
I believe this will do nicely!
That was delicious, but--ahem--where is desert?
Now that's what I'm talkin' about!