31 May 2010

works like a charm

a beautiful holiday weekend, with perfect weather to be in the garden. pictured are iris in full bloom. with crutches, it's pretty easy to sit in the garden with a camera and take photos.

it's tricky, however, to work in the garden with crutches, and the most i planted was two tiny chamomile plants, assisted by the little girl. she wanted her own trowel and, after inquiring about my pink gardening gloves, ran inside to her toy basket to fetch the white cotton gloves she uses for pretend dress up. she dug and she planted and, when it came time to water, she chanted the magic words our family has always used to urge plants into growth:"tut-tut, it looks like rain" - a quote from winnie-the-pooh.

we'll soon be drinking chamomile tea because those magic words - they always work. the iris is living proof.

12 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful Irises Chris.
Have a great day.
Costas

Lynn said...

It doesn't just LOOK like rain here. Whenever I'm ready to go out and garden, it pours. Not just a drizzle. Thunder, lightning, bucketing rain. Ugh.

So, although we're not on crutches around here, we haven't planted a thing yet, either. sigh.

when are you crutch free again?

Kathy Ruff said...

You and I have similar eyes for beauty! I just added an entry to my blog with a picture of an iris, too, though this one is yellow. Feel free to post it on your site (with attribution) at www.kathyruff1959.blogspot.com.

Have a great day!

Saradia's blogs said...

hey Chris, sorry for the crutches!! but as u keep yourself busy...u will get over it soon....and ya as always the flowers are beautiful....

Tere Tuwhangai said...

Enjoy the Chammomile tea Chris

K9friend said...

Your flowers are beautiful!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Kay said...

cute story..my iris are slowly revealing themselves. ttfn

Kristy said...

Good job getting out there and enjoying yourself anyway!

sEy said...

what a magic word! your flowers are beautiful

Holley said...

love the irises!! enjoy garden time, even in the rain. well, not in storms or anything...

Cindy at LottieBird said...

A new friend signed up today to follow my very little blog. I clicked on her name to learn more about her and I found you through her links.
Serendipity indeed.

Wonderful and lovely thoughts you share here. Thank you.

Lynne said...

What a lovely story. I am a great fan of gardening with children and of Winne the Pooh and his friends.