Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Report

One day I would like to get in the habit of taking pictures. It's not something I do automatically. But I've noticed how much I enjoy blogs with nice photography. I love seeing people's quilts and socks and flowers. It makes me want to have a prettier life. I like pretty. I'm 46 years old and I think I can finally admit that.

Above: my marigolds. I never knew marigolds could be fabulous until I planted them from seed. It was Will's idea. He loves anything orange. He saw the picture in the Johnny's seed catalog year before last, and here we are. Marigolds are annuals, but the ones we grew last year were seed producers like nobody's business and replanted themselves.

When we've planned our gardens in the past, we've always focused on vegetables. But this year I realized I want to be a flower gardener. I like to eat vegetables from our garden, but I'll let the Man be in charge of those. When I'm 80, I'm going to be one of those old ladies who knows the Latin name for everything. My whole yard will be flowers. Who needs grass? Not me.

Jack did drama camp this week. The performance was yesterday. They put posters all over the empty hallways of Our Fine School. I was glad Jack picked drama camp. When I lived in Killeen, Texas, we had an amazing community theater, and for several years running I was in the summer productions. Always small roles, but that didn't matter. Being part of a big group of extroverts--especially when you're an introvert--is amazingly fun. Come on, kids, let put on a show!


We're off to the mountains for a few days. I'll take the camera. See you when I get back!


GretchenJoanna said...

Can't wait for the mountain report! (But I will)

Pom Pom said...

I'm glad you are taking the camera to the mountains. I'm with Will! I love orange flowers and orange everything. So what if it makes me look VERY pale - sometimes I even wear it!
Your zinnia is wonderful! Yes, you are a flower girl.
I wish I could stay awake past 8:30 pm. I'd love to play a granny role in a community theater. I was really good as Princess Airy in fourth grade. Really good.

Pom Pom said...

I had to come back and tell you that I've spent the last two days reading Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry. Wow.

Tracy said...

We're really bad at taking photos. We've tried to be much better with our trip to the US. I've yet to load our photos onto the computer. But when I do, I'll attempt to share some of them. Like you, I enjoy blogs with good pictures. I'm just really bad at doing it myself!

Enjoy the mountains. I'm sure it'll be much cooler up there.

Gumbo Lily said...

I love orange and gold and marigolds are wonderful flowers. I always, always plant them amongst the tomato plants. They say that marigolds keep the bugs away. I just like them bugs or not. I love zinnias too, but didn't plant any this year. Sad.

I love flowers too and I just can't imagine going a summer without planting them and watering them and loving them.