Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Our garden May 2009

I love hens and chicks, sedums and purple pansies!
Spring blooming native orchids and carnivorous plants full of buds!

Front yard: Our inground bog garden and lots of plants starting to grow

The beginning of the container gardening madness!

Basement grown veggies lined up, ready to be planted

Entrance to the back yard

I'm obsessed with chartreuse and purple!

another container...

blue bells and the native pinxterbloom azalea

april showers brought may flowers

sedum and pansy

The phlox coming up in our ice house container. A cool container we saved from being thrown away.

Our agave collection

A couple sunny and warm days and tons of rain and our garden is leaping from the ground! We couldn't be more excited! This is only the beginning...hope you enjoy!

Last week

Jason and Meade hanging out in the tree in Gramp's backyard, remembering all the wonderful times spent.

Jason and Meade on the Ferry

Meade sleeping in the car

Mommy helping Meade get his sea legs

This past week has been a hectic one. We did some traveling to and from Salisbury, MD (Gramp's hometown). Which includes a ferry ride and a bunch of driving. Total travel time...5 1/2 hours. Meade was such a good boy in the car. The ferry helped to break up all the driving and gave Meade an opportunity to get his sea legs. I thought I would share some pictures of our travels.

Monday, May 4, 2009


Meade's great grandfather passed away this past week. It has been a sad, sad time for our family. We are so fortunate to have spent the time we did with him. To have learned what we learned from him. He was a great role model, a hard worker, a volunteer at hospice and a local thrift shop, an avid bird watcher, a gardener and loved more than anything to walk the family dogs. He was such a wonderful husband, dad, grandfather and great grandfather.
Meade really brightened his spirits during his final hours. We take comfort in knowing that. He lived to be 89 years old. But it still wasn't long enough. We miss you Gramps!