What is the best way to spend a summer evening? For me, outside in the garden with my family.
And maybe add a margarita in for good measures, and put it in a ball jar for nostalgia.
I really love our flowers this year. We have some zinnias, bachelor's buttons, and lots of marigolds. I typically don't love the standard marigold, but Patrick really likes them. So we did what any good married couple should do, we compromised. Patrick found some really neat marigolds, and this one has risen to be my favorite. I really love it, and paired with the bachelor's buttons it really is striking.
I love the flowers and the produce. Patrick loves the process, and his compost.
He thinks it is so fascinating that our scraps make such an awesome dirt. He is very proud of his compost, and has been known to put it on the tour of the house for guests.
The wee beasties well they love the fresh air, the fresh dirt, the abundance of things to discover. Emma has titled herself the nature detective.
She likes to go on hunts looking for clues. This evening the clues led her to a patch of carrots. While Emma searches, Claire giggles and follows, and picks up things, eats things, trips on things, eats the things she trips on, and giggles some more. Being a nature detective, and being a Claire can make a girl very hungry.
Yum! Fresh carrot!