Sunday, June 27, 2021


 It is that time of the year again, a week at Aunt Bonnie's.   I had the three littles at the beginning of the week.  Due to scheduling issues I didn't get the older two until the end of the week.  

You can't go to Deadwood without touring a gold mine and looking for gold. 
There was the traditional pie baking and cookie making.  It was raining so nobody felt bad about missing time outside.
Aunt Bonnie needed a new log to put the giant Jenga game.  She may have also been trying to wear them out a bit.
We painted rocks and then left them along the trail as we did our annual hike.  They also hid a few in the garden, to make Aunt Bonnie smile.
We also made horse hair bracelets.
Of course we made the trip to the Spearfish Fish Hatchery to feed the fish and then tubed down the creek.

I didn't get any photos with the older girls we did go tubing in a much bigger creek.  Aunt Bonnie went along so no photos were taken.  Since they didn't get to go last year and almost didn't get to this year, I splurged and took them to a Zipline and Alpine slide park. Again no photos. 

The sun set on another successful well with the kids.  I hope they enjoy the time together as much as I do.

Do you have any family traditions?

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Beautiful blooms...

 I have nothing to say.  I've waited all winter for this.

I hope you enjoyed the tour.  What is blooming in your garden?

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Flowers and follow up...

 My spring fling is on the downhill slide, but it was beautiful while it lasted.

I got my sidewalk planters filled.  I'm going to say I almost had a heart attack.  Remember going to Wal-Mart or the hardware store and getting little six packs for a few dollars?  Well, those days are gone.  I buy plants to fill my 3 little planters and everything else I fill with seeds.  I think I will be planting them with seeds also after forking over what I did for 11 plants.
Our neighbor is moving and he had an auction last week.  My husband got me this boiler.  It works perfectly for my houseplants.

I have fallen in love with alliums.  They are like little spring fireworks.

I don't know what the deal was with these little tulips, but everytime I tried to take a photo the yellow streamed my picture.

These daffodils were so much fun. They looked so darn happy.  

Now some follow up. With past projects.

No potatoes.  It must have been too cold for them.  I swear you were supposed to have them in at Easter.  Guessing I got that wrong.
On the other hand, my strawberries are going strong.  I'm very pleased with their progress.
The Tomato Taj Mahal is rocking it.  Maybe you can't see, but the tomatoes and peppers are in heaven.  The spinach, bok choy, and lettuce will soon be ready for wraps and salads.  It also looks like another good year for my carrots and herbs.  In the outside beds the sweet corn, broccoli, cauliflower, and beans are making progress.  We had a really hot day yesterday and they made leaps and bounds.  There hasn't been any rain.  I filled the frog pond, but it was too dry to do much good.

That's all I know.  I hope your gardens are progressing.  What do you have flourishing in your vegetable garden?