It has been a hectic couple of weeks in my life and I am just getting to posting pictures from Mother's day and this past weekend.
Mother's day weekend - we all went to my sister's house in Granite Bay because it was Laine's first communion. I am was raised Protestant so the enormity of the situation still amazes me. Denise had in-laws that came out from Michigan to see this ceremony. It was very nice and there were about 45 kids going through it. The placed was packed with standing room only by the time it started.. Laine was in her ceremonial outfit, white dress and veil and looking like a perfect angel until she punched her brother. Ha! The kids are a riot.. we went back to Denise's for dinner and then home to the hill house with my parents. Sunday was mother's day so Nick got up and made us his patented, world-reknown, breakfast bagel sandwich. It is a bagel with cream cheese, bacon, fried egg and more cheese.. messy!!Then he went back to bed...
|Blue Caterpillar - I saw these last year, wish I knew what butterfly they were.|
I left this one branch apple tree in the ground last year and told it, you can stay if you grow something. And look what I found! Lots of tiny apples on this sad little tree! I have no illusions in thinking that I will get to eat them but hey, it is pretty cool!
|Beans are starting to look up.. sorry couldn't help myself.|
Beautiful Irises that just keep coming back year after year without a speck of assistance from me. They are about 3 to 4 feet tall and just beautiful.
|Scraggly corn plants|
|Peas are doing good|
|Pepper with it's leaves chewed off.. all of them were like this.|
|New pepper plants - these are the last ones I am going to plant!|
|Tomatoes are going strong!|
|There are 4 huge potato plants in this picture.. can you spot the onion? All are "volunteers".|