Monday, April 12, 2021

Sunday

 

Yellow Rose

Pink Rose

Another Pink


Today was slightly cooler and there was a cloud cover in the morning.  My first thought was, "It's too early for May Gray!"  But, the sun came out, later in the afternoon and it turned out to be a nice day, after all.

I spent a relaxed morning, replying to blog comments, reading a couple of other blogs, playing a game or two of sudoku, and chatting with neighbor T when she called.

In the afternoon, I did some weeding in the back garden.  There was an area near the side wall that was overgrown with grass. There are a few osteospermum plants growing there and a clump of crocosmia, but, there was a good four feet or so of the planting bed that was full of grass!  I weeded that area, this afternoon and reclaimed at least eight square feet of growing space!  I am not quite sure what I will plant there, but, maybe some green beans or tomatoes.  I weeded under the orange tree, too, although that area was not too bad.  I want to weed around the peach tree, next. 

In the evening, I watered the front garden and practiced the piano.  Later, I called friend R and checked on her. 

Lunch was rice with leftover curries (fish curry, spicy potatoes, green beans, broccoli leaf mallung, the last few pieces of the hot dogs in chili sauce, etc.)  Dinner was frozen gyoza (potstickers).  We had oranges for dessert.

Today, I am grateful for:

- Cooler, but, sunny weather (perfect for weeding in the garden)
- Roses and other garden flowers
- Water for the garden
- Phone chats with friends
- Oranges from the tree

Today's joyful activity was spending time in the garden.

Plans for tomorrow include taking my daughter for a dental CT scan.

Monday's To Do List:

- Take daughter for the scan (look up driving directions)
- Dust the living room/dining area
- Laundry
- Clean the fridge
- Take the trash cans to the curb
- Practice the piano
- Do a load of dishes

How was your Sunday?  What are your plans for Monday?

 

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful roses. Plans for Monday seem to be all indoors - it is raining but no complaints, we need & it will make weeding later in the week easier.

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    1. Thank you, Mary-Lou. Glad you are getting some rain; we could do with some rain, here, too. We didn't receive anywhere near the average amount of rain we are supposed to get, each year!

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  2. Sounds like a good day to me! :)

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  3. Sounds like you are really getting your weeds under control. It's very satisfying, isn't it?
    Our trash goes to the curb on Monday, too. It's fine again so I see more yard work getting done but there are indoor chores calling, including ironing!

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    1. Weeding never ends, does it? I have a wooden sign that says "Garden of Weed'n" - I should paint it and set it up in the garden! It's hard to divide the time between the indoor work and the yard work, isn't it? Maybe a couple of hours inside and a couple of hours outside?

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  4. The roses are beautiful. It sounds like you had a really productive session in the garden with the end result of a cleared planting bed. I'm eagerly watching to see how you keep the garden cats of that!

    I hope everything goes well for your daughter at the dentist.

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. The roses are enjoying the milder weather we've been having. I should have taken some before and after photos of the area I cleared. Well, there are still a few feet of caution tape left in the roll...LOL! Or, maybe I'll put up a "Keep Out" sign! :D

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  5. More lovely roses. Are they scented?

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    1. Yes, they are scented, although it's a light fragrance; the double colored rose (shown in the previous post) has a stronger scent than the others.

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  6. Stunning roses, my favorite flower. While growing up, Dad always planted and tended rose bushes for Mom. They seemed to grow in the same soil conditions that he cultivated for his tomato plants.

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    1. Thank you, Susanne. These are my hardiest roses that have survived the years of drought and neglect! :)

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  7. That is great that you were able to clear all of those weeds from that bed and reclaim the area for planting. Weeding is a pain. Well - I don't mind the actual weeding but all that getting up and down kills me later lol

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    1. I was very happy with my accomplishment. :) Then, today, I had M cut back a very overgrown asparagus fern that was taking over another part of that bed (it's one long bed that runs the length of the side wall), so that freed up a little more space for vegetables. I take a little stool to sit on when I weed. :)

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