So as you can see a few flowers have started to come up and everything is in slow motion. One day it’s warm and then winter is back with cold , cold temps. We have had an unusual winter here in Arizona. I am happy we have gotten more rain. some places up north are getting a lot of snow. I prefer rain. Hey, but where we live even if it snows it only stays for a day. So today I thought I would work on this blog. I get so busy with so many things like beading and leather work that I don’t write. This is my attempt to blog again. We will see how it goes. Gardening is coming up very soon and that will take my afternoon and evenings. We are looking so forward to spring and all the beautiful flowers.
I do container gardening because at my age it’s so much easier on my back, knees and all around everything. I don’t have to deal with grass , gophers, moles, and weeds. Especially gophers and moles. They just move peacefully on when they can’t get into my buckets.
Today I am going to start on a beaded turtle for a pipe bag.
Every morning we get up very early, make the coffee and go to the garden for sitting quietly , reading a book and digging out some weeds. As we sit there we never know who may come by to visit. Butterflies, hummingbirds, sparrows, hawks, rabbits, squirrels, lizards and even a couple snakes.
We love watching the hawks and there have been a lot of them lately. They hunt the fields. They fly right over the top of us crying their hawk cry. Sometimes they just sit and wait and watch. I have always loved hawks.
This is one of our morning glory plants. I adore these flowers the beautiful purple and the green heart shaped leaves are just beautiful. The hummingbirds like them too.
We have plenty of hummingbirds flying about. They are so unique.
This is the first year I grew eggplants. Wow! They are amazing plants. These are called finger eggplants. They are small , a beautiful dark purple color. The plants are like trees. Very strong trunks. They have done very well here in Arizona. So we will be planting them again. Also the squirrels don’t like them.
I am so Grateful for our little container garden. I used to have raised beds but because of the gophers, squirrels and grass I had to go a different way. This way is also much easier on my back and knees. Which when you are my age you have to start considering. I love and am grateful for all our beautiful flowers. All the lovely colors and surprises of colors. It’s amazing!
And our sweet fur baby! He loves sitting with us in the garden! He is such a huge joy in our life.
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