A new friend of ours arrived from Austin, TX last week!
"Hi! I'm Fit Stanley!"
He's enjoying hanging out with the Things...
"Is this another one of your blog things, Mom?"
And I took him for a walk on the coastal trail...
The trail was sunny, but there was fog on the water.
So much for Stanley's first view of the Pacific Ocean!
He climbs trees with grace and style!
What?! Trash on the trail?
Ever mindful of his fit'vironment, you know Fit Stanley had to transport this to a proper receptacle.\
Fit Stanley is a great fit'venture companion!
He never grumbles about the pace being too slow or too fast, and no activity is too humble.
Stay tuned for his continued adventures! And be sure to check out Fit Stanley and Fit Stella's blog at http://fitstanley.com/. (Fit Stella just had a great time visiting Christie O, and she even got to go surfing! Sorry, Stanley, but you'll need to look to another family for that sort of fit'venture.)
How does your garden grow?
Remember this? My "restrained" shopping trip at the nursery?
I thought you might like to see how they're doing now!
This pot was in perfect bloom for Independence Day!
The catnip, though, is a little worse for the cat love...
Post-planting. (Actually, this is a few weeks later, because the carrots are starting to show.)
Here it is now!
We've had a couple of snow peas, but no beans yet. The plant in front is a "ronde de nice" zucchini, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it does here.
Annie's Annuals alpine strawberry. They stay white, so it's kind of hard to tell when they are ripe...
Lettuce and a blueberry shrub - the blueberries are tasty!
We just don't get many all at once, though.
Annie's Annuals snapdragons
The snapdragons have been the biggest surprise. I bought single apricot, double apricot, and double pink one, and they are now all blooming. So beautiful! The photo really doesn't do them justice. The shape is different from your regular snap - you can't pop their mouths open and shut, which I was looking forward to showing the kids. And these got really tall for snaps, the tallest spire is 2.5 feet tall. (They look taller, though, due to the camera angle, don't they?)
Happy Summer, everyone!