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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Blog reading and garden glimpses

Hello world...here I sit in blog land, wondering what you're doing.  Do you have a cuppa something to drink by your hand, and maybe a furry mammal of some kind by your side? I hope as you read this you can glance out a window at some point and see the sky.  Even maybe some trees too.


I'm sharing again for Sepia Saturday, yes, they haven't kicked me out yet.  This week's meme is "something to do with gardens."  Go HERE (and scroll to the links list at the bottom) to find out more about what other SS's think about them, there are sure to be post cards, and old photos of people doing their own gardens. 

My vintage photo is from 1942, when my mom was expecting me, so she sits on the running board of the Studebaker, while my dad's father (at 65) and mother hoe and rake out stones for a victory garden in Dallas Texas.

0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 (this quote is directly from Muffin's paw)  She is kind of restless today.




Since I  also write 2 other blogs (semi-regularly) today I will duplicate from another, Living in Black Mountain.  Here I show you some of my own gardening efforts.  There will be more to come, as I deal with the fun of container gardening this year.


13 comments:

Karen S. said...

Oh yes indeed I have a cup of coffe, three dogs and one kitty trying to scratch her way in! You give me hope that spring is going to arrive, with your lovely photos. I do so hope it does, before our summer arrives!

La Nightingail said...

I'm not a 'gardener' in the truest sense, but I do enjoy container gardening. So much easier to work and deal with. Yours looks very good.

Kristin said...

Your father's parents look quite dressed up to be working in the garden. White heels!

Postcardy said...

My cat typed a lot of 00000s a few days ago too. He likes to step from a table next to my computer onto the tray with the keyboard and then into my lap.

Brett Payne said...

I've been looking at "Digging for Victory" posters this week.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Karen, you've got me beat on the animal friends to inspire you! LaNightingail, I've gradually moved to containers and yet every once in a while I slip and put some roses or pansies in the ground. Kristen, you caught something I noticed, both women in shoes, and my grandfather in a suit...maybe they just came back from church, I don't know. Definitely not gardening clothes. Postcardy...I think the cats are talking to each other in code probably. Bret...can't wait to see more about Victory gardens.

Mike Brubaker said...

My gardening efforts always end up surrendering to a Defeat Garden!

Alex Daw said...

I had never heard of a Victory Garden until Sepia Saturday's theme this week.

Wendy said...

The term "victory garden" brings back memories of where I grew up. The community had been developed specifically to house the influx of workers during World War II. A whole stretch of land along Victory Boulevard was dedicated to victory gardens. A neighborhood across the road was named Victory Gardens.
Good luck with your container gardening. For me the biggest challenge there is the more frequent watering required. I need gardens to be self-sustaining and to thrive on neglect. HA!

Karen S. said...

Lovely photos! I remember seeing folks dressed like that for gardening back in the day too. Some of the family photos we have are divided in two groups, the ones always dressed as if going (and probably just arrived back from) church and then those that wore the cowboy wear, straight from Arizona!

Little Nell said...

White heels or not, how well it matches the prompt picture whose subjects are rather fomally dressed too.

Tattered and Lost said...

Muffin is gorgeous! I have never seen a longhaired calico. I have a shorthaired calico, same luscious swirls of colors. I always think of caramel, licorice, and vanilla ice cream.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Thanks everyone for commenting over here. I love thinking from now on of caramel vanilla and licorice on my 2 calico ladies.