On my birthday we went Houmas House to see their gardens. I was hoping to see a lot more unique plants but it was still beautifully laid out. Here are some of my favorite parts.
There has been a lot of changes in the garden. I have been very good at taking pictures but not updating this blog so here come the photos…
March 27th, 2016
Here is what is blooming in the garden this week:
Those pictures were taken on Monday, March 21st
Here’s what has happened this week.
This is Delilah. She is the new cat. I forced her to be an outside cat, I’m lazy and don’t like cat boxes. I think she’s adjusted! My housemate did a bit of a makeover on the porch, and she … Continue reading
Ok. It’s been awhile. A long while. But we are back! The end of the school year threw me into a whirlwind and I have just settled down. I wanted to make sure I was back to writing because I went blueberry picking yesterday and now I have a list of things to bake. It. Is. Happening. It must be the impending vacation.
Ok so here’s what’s been happening.
I inherited two cats from my Aunt. There are some growing pains. They have never been around other cats or dogs. I have two cats and three dogs. Pecking orders are being determined.
This is the same rose!! It’s Marie Van Houtte. It starts off white and as the bloom gets older it changes to a beautiful pink. I love this rose.
This, my friends, is what happens when you have the most awesome neighbor/housemate. This is what you wake up to on your birthday. It’s ok. I’ll give you some time to feel jealous…
I’m really into using plants to bring in the good bugs and keep out the bad ones. After a vicious night of getting eaten by mosquitoes, Cosimo and I sat down to form our battle plan. It is a work in progress but the house will be fortified.
So I teach preschool. I love to garden. I naturally signed up for a nature preschool conference. It took me home to Maryland. It was nice to be back. The crabs were delicious and the water views amazing.
This is the tree that the kids can climb at the nature preschool.
This is their meadow to run in. I mean really. This is what every child on earth should be doing. Running through an amazing field.
And there were bees. Just bees doing their thing. No one freaking out because they might sting you. No big warning signs causing panic or anxiety. Just bees. And a beautiful field covered in wild flowers thanks to those bees.
There was just too much love for my homeland in this booth that I had to document it.
Now we have caught up to present day. Yesterday was a blueberry festival. We had a picnic under the trees, listened to great music, and picked about 5lbs each of blueberries. Not to mention how many we ate while picking.
I never put up pictures of myself but I promised I would put this one in.
This is going to sit in a cool dark place for two months. This blog post will be referred to as I begin to forget how long it’s been.
I’ll post about my first drink with it.
More berries are in your future. Get excited!!