Friday, July 25, 2014

"Summer time and the livin' is easy."
Well that's how the song goes anyway. I saw Porgy and Bess last winter and loved it.
Cat's are where it's at. I have cats on the brain. We adopted two kitten not long ago and I thought  some art featuring the orange fur balls would be fun. All I made was a mess but I was able to salvaged these silhouettes from a failed collage. 
Other cat news, we are seeing Cat's live on stage this weekend. Eva knows all the songs and has been dancing around the house for days.
 Everything I did in the studio this week has ended up in the trash. Today I have decided to just let things happen. Being Zen is working in other areas of my life.
A few months ago Eva and I planted seeds indoors for a vegetable garden. When it came time to plant we couldn't remember what the heck we planted. No, we didn't mark anything or keep the seed packets--that's how we roll. (grin)
With no husband or rototiller in sight,
Eva and I bought a large roll of black weed block cloth.
We laid the cloth over the center of the garden and three weeks later removed it.
At that point most of the grass and weeds were dead.
After raking and hoeing we were able to remove a lot of the dead plants.
 We put the weed block cloth back down, then cut holes in the cloth for plants.
After all the plants were in the ground we spread straw over the cloth.
Here we are weeks later with a veggie jungle.
The garden is 20 feet long and 4 feet wide.
I watered the plants after putting them in the ground
but since then I have not done a thing.
There are zinnias, basil, tomato plants (LOTS of those) and pepper plants in my garden.

We also planted zucchini, pumpkins and gourds.
I know which plants are the zucchini, but the rest are a mystery!
I thought I planted beans, but so far no beans on any plants...
The lesson?
Slow down and let things happen.
Spinning my wheels is making me crazy!
Enjoy this wonderful summer!
Have a great day and stop back soon!


  1. That garden looks fabulous!! You did good.

  2. ah, the bounty of summer. savor it!

  3. The garden looks good even if you don't know what's what. When the pumpkins start you WILL be able to tell. LOL

  4. "Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high......."
    What a wonderful garden! I can only dream of one. xo