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{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ May 26, 2013

We got lots done in the garden yesterday, which is excellent because today it's damp and chilly!


When Elizabeth was still too young to pick flowers, I bought a vase like this one at a yard sale.  I thought that at three inches high it would be perfect for the bouquets of clover and dandelion that I knew I would one day be presented with.  Over the years my little bunny vase has held many flowers picked by chubby hands.  It still sits on my kitchen windowsill.

Long before my first grandchild was on her way but after Lizzie and Justin had gotten married, I saw an identical vase at a thrift shop for 59 cents.  I snatched it up right away!  I thought Lizzie would enjoy carrying on the tradition of the bunny vase.  I tucked it away until needed, and last spring I sent it to her as part of her baby shower gift.  Last week while visiting and helping with their move, I took Arane outside and together we picked wild daisies from the yard for her mother.  At first they went into an empty jar, but as soon as the bunny vase was uncovered from its packing box, the daisies were moved to their new home.  Isn't it sweet?


We have doubled the size of our gardens.  Last year the viney things~squash, cucumbers, pumpkins, gourds~quickly outgrew their allotted space, so here is Dave working with the tiller to make new beds for them.  He looks happy as a lark with his pipe and the sunshine, but he was sore afterward!

Bonus picture of the baby thrown in just for the adorableness of it


The Prince and the Pea
This is Benny asleep on two enormous cushions in Lizzie and Justin's new house.  Cats have an instinct for finding the softest, cushiest places for their beds.  It reminded me of the story of the princess and the pea!


This year we grew a few radishes at Hannah's request.  She wanted to try them.  They are crazy easy to grow!  But alas and alack, Hannah has decided she doesn't like them after all.  Oh, well, we only planted a few.  We have about this many still in the garden, and I'm sure we can find someone who wants them.  At least now we know not to save space for them in future gardens.
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