So it wasn’t that I forgot Tasha Tuesday yesterday. It was just that I never got a chance to come here and celebrate it. Ah well, that’s how it goes. There’s a lot going on around here these days, and my mantra has to be “I’ll get it done when I get it done.”
One thing I did get to do yesterday— even though it too isnt finished— is work in my garden. It has been terribly neglected this year because, as it turns out, having a newborn really gets in the way of your gardening, ha! I would look out my kitchen window and just sigh in sadness over the weedy jungle growing out in my garden.
However yesterday a cold front (in July!!) came through and the morning was just deliciously cool and perfect for yard work. I was able to get some time on my own to weed out some of the things that had me sighing and let the plants I actually wanted out there breathe.
Of course its all very humble out there now, especially compared to Tasha’s garden. I envy her talent and her climate! I’d love to have a garden as lush and mature as hers. I also think that working in her garden— and it is some good, dirty work— kept her fit and sharp. I hope I can have just a fraction of her garden success and health when I’m older!
Today it is gray and still cool, and a drizzle is falling. It is the perfect weather for an English cottage garden, if only it would stay! But this isn’t Vermont, and it certainly isnt England either!
I’m hoping I can get out to do some more work soon– as I’ve only done a small dent. And dream of next year’s garden, when its a bit easier with baby to get things done.
How is your garden doing this summer?
Happy Tasha Tuesday….er, Wednesday!
PS— Thank you SO MUCH for your awesome response to Monday’s post! We’ve already raised $60 at last count! I hope by friday I can get even more funds together, and I’ll make the donation on Saturday.
5 thoughts on “Tasha Tuesday– On Wednesday”
Tasha's gardens were indeed very lush and beautiful!!Given her lifestyle, I always wondered if she had more hours in her day than we do. With Almost everything handmade, I think it is incredible when you think about it and raising 4 children! How lucky you were with a bit of respite from the summer heat!!
The weather here and my black thumb (time constraints too!) keep me from really having much of a garden at all. Though I have to say, there is a neighbour around here who doesn't have a front lawn, instead their front lawn is a wild garden full of flowers and different types of grass. I think most people find it messy but I think it is so gorgeous! If I were to garden, I'd do it that way. Wild and unrestrained!
We've been enjoying a cold front too and I've been out in the new garden space weeding the mess that the previous owners left for me. I'm almost done, then I can start planning for my spring garden. Enjoy these cool mornings while you can!blessings~*~
look at that DOLL in the bottom photo — i can only imagine how cool it would be to have a doll like that with lovely vintagey clothes!!!
I didn't even start gardening until my youngest was 2–that was 24 years ago now. Not that you probably need reminding, but little ones aren't little for long. Tasha was superwoman before the term became popular. I gave up long ago trying to do more than I had energy to do. Being an empty nester has given me back a whole bunch of time so now I direct my energy into things I couldn't do when my children were little. Life doesn't get boring when you see it as seasons.