Today started off with a triumph.
Sun-warmed and sweet, they were delicious. The revised netting structure seems to be working. Now to make it a little sturdier and user-friendly.
Also of note in the garden today are developing blueberries. It won't be a huge harvest this year, but definitely something to look forward to.
Coco the house kitty enjoyed a morning in the back yard while Emma and I savored our strawberries.
The alyssum in the half barrel is thriving. I love alyssum. It's such an unassuming little plant, but when you get close it's so pretty and has such a nice scent. And the bees absolutely love it.
The marigolds that I bought in a 6-cell pack and planted in the half barrels last month are really established and starting to bloom now. Of all the marigolds, I love the red and gold ones the best.
We had a lovely morning in the garden. Then we went out to lunch, and I had to go into work for a while. On a Sunday, yes. Ugh. Ah well at least I finished what I needed to do.
The plan was to head home, mow the grass, and pull a few weeds. But on our way home it started to rain, then pour. And then it started to hail, always a fun diversion!
It wasn't as big as the hail we had a couple years ago, which Emma still talks about, but it was still quite respectably marble-sized.
It only lasted a few minutes, but of course we were out there in it! Not to worry, this was taken shortly before I got the umbrella over Emma. I learned my lesson last time- chunks of ice falling on the noggin hurt!