I woke up to the sound of rain on Friday morning, and quickly realising that I didn't have to go to work (after a "strenuous" first two and a half days back following five weeks holiday!) I snuggled into the quilt and decided to not leave the house all day, and possibly not even get out of my pyjamas.
Then as I was reading a gardening book while having a cuppa I started to get the itch. Maybe I could just take it easy in the morning then head to the Country Garden for a short time in the afternoon... or if I just got up and headed straight out I'd be back by early afternoon... although it would be good to go via the nursery and get some replacement seedlings and do some cleaning up of the lettuces that have shot to seed in the last weeks of hot weather and perhaps get those extra herbs that the chef had asked for... Before I knew it, I was up, out the door and excitedly on my way (and yes I did get dressed first!) Suddenly I couldn't wait to get back into the garden for the first big day since I'd been back from holidays, and ended up spending the entire day in the garden, coming home with a good harvest of delicious summer vegies.
|The always fabulous banana capsicum|
|Miniature pumpkins - very cute, but not much flesh!|
|The corn is a work in progress|
|So are the cucumbers|
|But we could live off of beans at the moment!|
|Some new friends to add a splash of colour|
|And look how beautiful the Pinot looks at the moment|