But ALL things aside! This year my new thing I'm trying in the garden, is to grow a pumpkins! We have a small yard and my 'garden' or so I call it, is mostly containers... so I'm not really letting my vines grow to and fro like most would do. I've been trimming them back and just letting a couple do their thing. One thing I had to figure out (thanks hubby) was that I needed to pollinate the pumpkins by hand because they just weren't growing. Once I learned how to do that, I had a couple babies, and I am so excited to see how big these things get before Halloween. I've read that you need to carefully rotate pumpkins as they grow (so they keep an even shape) so I've turned this little lady once already. She's about the size of a softball. I wonder if I should give her a name.
This is the joy, and the learning curve of having a garden full of bulbs. Every year somehow I get another one or two mixed in, and every year I get to watch more and more of them come up in their own due time, do their thing, and then return back to the earth.
Somehow this year, I think I've grown more connected to all the seasons in a way. I'm starting really to connect with and appreciate the life cycle we go through from year to year, season to season. There is beauty in all things. And just because one something has died or come to an end, doesn't mean another something isn't ready to start growing, or giving.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend, what are your plans for August? We have one month of summer fun left! :)