These 3 photos are all of the same Hibiscus flower taken over a period of approximately 3 hours. While I was cooking lunch this morning I was watching this beautiful bloom open, I could almost see it moving while watching it. They close each evening at dusk and then slowly reopen over the morning, it was beautiful and such a happy colour. (I love yellow) I bought 2 of them at the nursery yesterday, as I was leaving I spotted them out of the corner of my eye and that was it! I don’t quite know where they are going to be planted yet, so I think I will enjoy them on the kitchen windowsill for now.
We have started harvesting onions, they are some of the largest onions we have ever grown, not that it looks big here, but they really are:)
Kye’s beans have been transplanted out into the veggie garden and are doing well.
I am so excited that Caiden’s Pink Bottle Brush tree that he planted for his cub advancement has started to bloom, I love that he chose the pink flowering one because the are so many red ones around.
Richard and I did some night time gardening last night, we bought plenty of organic veggie seedlings home from the nursery and then a terrific storm ensued which left us running for cover. Later on when the weather had calmed down, we went out to plant tomatoes and spinach in semi-darkness. It was so nice spending time together working in the veggie patch. We have decided to really give this area of our garden a go and concentrate on food production for our family and others as well. Food is becoming terribly expensive in the shops and with so much being published in the news about the recession etc… we really do want to become as independent and self-sufficient as possible not out of fear but because it feels right. I have been enjoying stocking up my grocery cupboard with non perishable items to cook our meals from scratch and also items to make house hold cleaners. I am enjoying this journey…
PS my lovely friend Carle’ is auctioning some amazing super twist sock yarn on her Ravelry group for Breast Cancer awareness, if you would like to join in go here, the auction closes tonight.
I have also added a sidebar button for my Mamma4earth Ravelry group, you can see it on the right side of my blog, we have been having such fun with the Camel pattern test knit. The group has grown so much during this past week, that I have asked a second wonderful member if she would consider helping me as a moderator on the group! It really is a wonderful space with such incredibly kind and special people, thank you:)