Marja-Leena Rathje
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I'm continuing to enjoy a relaxing extra long weekend at home, especially observing the ever evolving cycles of blossoming and going-to-seed in the garden, messy in places still but with many rewarding delights for the senses. Another delight is that husband has been installing an automatic watering system on our sunny deck, the one with numerous pots of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and a few flowers. With our usual summer drought soon to come, it will save many steps back and forth from the kitchen sink with a heavy watering can.

Oh, and happy July 4th to all my American friends and family!

Marja-Leena | 04/07/2010 | 5 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks


and a happy 4th to you, Marja-Leena! The watering system sounds like a back-saving idea. Here the fireworks are going off for the third night in a row. My cat's nerves are about shot, so I am playing a CD of birdsong in the wild to calm him. What we humans do for our pets!

How I wish I could be on your deck with you. Your house and yard must be lovely right now.

R, aw thanks, though I'm not American :-) The timer is taking some figuring out as to when and how long to have the watering on. Poor cat; we had a neighbour whose dog would suffer fireworks so badly he'd pee on the carpets.

Hattie, so when are you coming?! Actually I'm still behind all the weeding and deadheading, sigh. This yard is so big.

I'll be on the Mainland in August. I don't know if I'll be able to get up to Vancouver, though.
We had quite a celebration this 4th. Funny, when things are going so badly with war and ecological disasters we enjoy our personal lives so much.

Hattie, You're not attending the Folkfest this year? People do need to forget the problems around them for a little while, especially spending time with family and friends. Somehow I'm thinking of all the musicals and happy movies that were made by Hollywood during WW II.