Thursday, July 28, 2005

my kitchen window garden.

Today I shined my sink. Hot soapy water & bleach, then dried it and buffed it to a shine. It smells wonderful. It looks beautiful. It makes me happy. I'm easy.

Then I started my kitchen window garden. I didn't plan it or anything, it just sort of "happened." I like when things like that "just happen" because the perfectionist in me doesn't usually realize what's going on until it's all over.

All I was going to do was cut some sunflowers from outside. Perfect timing because the gladiolas are just done blooming for the year.

Then Jolie and Cody brought me some of those pink and purple flowers (I forget what they are - wonderful perennials that require no maintenance at all) and a few marigolds (the marigolds I planted to deter rabbits from my garden before the little rabbit family took up permanent residence there).

Darby picked me some purple clover on her way to mail Kelli's "David" LO (do photo swaps usually take this long? I'm guessing they don't - sorry!). BTW, the purple clover means someone needs to mow, but complaints here, I'm just glad things are growing again after the drought.

There are a couple of leftover gladiolas up there, too.

All of this in my kitchen window in my special little bottles. Unplanned and completely imperfect.

Makes me happy. :)

"I will plant Israel in their own land,
never again to be uprooted
from the land I have given them,"
says the Lord your God.
Amos 9:15


kellicrowe said...

hey fly lady! buffin' that sink. you go!
now picturing your cartoonie self as one of the fly girls on in living color. what a pretty little garden.
how nice you have things blooming outside to bring inside. important step i seem to have missed. and how nice to have kids so sweet to bring these inside to you:) no, swaps do not normally last this long. there was the swap of '67...but the locusts really made that one an exception to the rule.

N.J. said...

It looks awesome. Good artistic things usually happen when you're not trying to let them.

And sink shining is fun. Don't know why, it just is.

Ashley said...

beautiful, simple, and perfect. :)

Thanks so much for sharing this!

PS -- are the pink and purple flowers phlox? We have them in our garden right now, one of my favourites from this time of year. Totally heavenly scent. :)

khuddle said...

I just love the window garden. I can see why it makes you happy. I love color. Shiny sinks are also a good thing.

May said...

Love your garden. Awesome!!! =)

Flowers always make me happy.

Chris said...

what a beautiful little garden!