Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dirt Between My Toes

 sweet basil in my garden, March 31st, 2010

I love the morning when the sun is shining down so softly on the earth.  One of my favorite things to do is make a cup of coffee (super strong, but loaded with splenda and cream) and wander outside and walk through my yard.  I got that from my dad.

Every Saturday morning, he would get his coffee and we would go out to the yard and softly pad through the dewy grass to see what was coming up in the garden - and i think he loved it, also, because he could hear me gush about all of the Easter lillies he worked so hard on. I loved those flowers so much - but more than that, I just loved  hanging out with my Dad.

I think my oldest son has gotten that bug because he volunteers to leave the TV and his Rice Krispies and walk with me.  We had such a great time trying to capture those cardinals last Saturday. My little nature lover.  I hope he holds these walks with me in his heart as he gets older like I do the ones with my dad.

corn, 2 weeks from planting, March 30, 2010

Our garden is twice as big this year.  At the middle of March we planted Romaine lettuce, red and yellow onions, corn, green and orange peppers, jalapeno peppers, tomatoes (gotta have tomatoes!), watermelon, yellow squash, zuchinni, eggplant and cucumbers.  In between the tomato cages and rows of corn we planted sunflowers and marigolds.  The only thing we did from seed was the corn but it only took 2 weeks to go from seed to what you see above.  How can one put one bite of food in their mouth and not think God exists? I mean really? To watch a garden grow just makes me amazed at God's bounty and promise to provide.  My life has definitely not turned out the way thought it would, but God has shown me that He is always in control, he just asks for faith. His love does not end.

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. - Genesis 8:22


  1. Hello! I thought I would say hello and then go back and look at your new blog. I think you will love it, I do! I live in Orlando and go out each morning with my coffee. I like what you grow. You inspired me to do a post on my new things and old that I'm growing.
    Welcome to blog land!

  2. KarenSue - Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm especially happy to have found others in Orlando that do this :)

  3. Hi, I like your new blog, and welcome to blog land! I love to garden too, but I live in the very dry climate of Las Vegas so most of my gardening is in containers, and can be very challenging in July. My husband has lived in Miami before and is a huge Dolphin fan! Also, love the story about your Dad in the garden. Have a good day.

  4. Hi Becca - thank you so much for stopping by :) I can only imagine how challenging a Las Vegas climate can be! My son is a super huge Dolphin fan as well!