Friday, May 4, 2012

Loving It

The Kentucky Derby has never interested me much, but I sure love being off for Oak's Day.  I spent some of the morning shopping, the afternoon planting, and the evening fixing dinner and enjoying the company of a couple of special friends, who are retired teachers that come and help me in my classroom.
Remember this:

Well, it looks a little different now.

A couple of Saturdays ago, I used it to make a delicious salad with warm bacon dressing for a couple of other friends lunch, also teachers in this case, only not retired. 

 Fresh as fresh can be, along with a few lilacs, roses and clematis for the table.

Tonight I used the spinach to add to my kale, chard and mustard greens and the lettuce for a wilted salad.  I am in love with that little herb box.  The weather was quite warm this week, but I'm glad cooler temps are returning, as I hope to enjoy several more salads before these greens bolt and the herbs move in. Lands, gardening is infinitely easier when it is at waist level.
My cold seems to have turned the corner at last. I felt pretty lousy after working outside for  a couple of hours this afternoon, but my head hasn't been throbbing for quite some time now.  Such a lovely feeling.
I'm so excited about the little flower bed I redid today.  Pictures to come.  Happy Weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Your greens look so inviting! I love salads! Waste level gardening certainly does have its advantages.