While traveling to the North part of the state today on a road I seldom travel.. I happened upon this gorgeous surprise! I had forgotten about this Lily pond because we started taking a different route and haven't passed by here for several years. I had to stop and my oldest daughter accompanied me as we walked back to take a picture in all its glory. It is one of three on the entire drive that have wild Lily's growing in them this being by far the most stunning!
I am making plans for a late garden. Here the corn is up, and many plants are in bloom and I am talking about planting... crazy to some I know but I figure I can at least try and if it doesn't work fine, and if it does well I have produce! There are several things I can plant this fall and all through the summer that are continuous seed so I should have something to show for it. Tomorrow evening I will learn from my husband how to run the tiller and I will make a go of it. I have decided that I will try and run this garden solo. Yes I will ask for help when I need it and volunteers are always welcome...but if I put it in my head that I am solely responsible for maintaining and actually getting food from this garden then I will be more diligent about maintaining it. I would like to start some compost bins as well but I'm going to work on one thing at a time. Previously we have had a regular row garden but fight weeds and everything else constantly. I think this year I will try putting in a couple of raised beds and gravel paths and see how it goes. We have crabgrass so badly here it is almost impossible to keep it at bay and I think raised beds will help. The gravel sounds bad but honestly if I can't make a go of this whole garden thing in the next few seasons I'm thinking about digging up the yard for a pool! Yes, I'm fairly serious about it at least we will get some enjoyment from that space if we can't grow food! So now you know why gravel doesn't bother me :) Have a wonderful day!