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Saturday, September 16, 2006

A Walk around the Block

Saturday morning: After some errands in the car (wine store, farmer's market) I set out on foot. First, the library. I love the way this alyssum looks in the front beds with the juniper and the blue spruce. And it was my idea. A friend and I planted it one day in April and it's done just what I hoped it would do. Last year we tried annual vinca and it totally overran the space, nearly smothering the junipers. There's a lot of volunteer gardening that goes on in public spaces in my town - and a lot of trial and error.

It was a gorgeous day, after two days of solid rain, so I took the long way home, around the block. The florist in the arcade always has something to look at.

This cafe looks more tempting than it actually is. Something about cafes in the suburbs - they just don't really work. This will have to be the subject of a future post.

It's the first home football game today. I pass the field and watch the teams warming up. The band always lines up in front of the high school (which happens to be right across the street from my house) and marches to the field. In this picture they are almost there, crossing a busy street with a police escort to stop traffic. I love that cheery sound.

Home. The garden is a weed patch right now, but there are plenty of things in bloom. The Japanese anemones always look fresh, and need no special care or encouragement. Note to self: plant more of them.


Blogger SuperMom said...

LOL about the weed patch. I feel the same way. I try to only look at the beautiful, blooming things, but those darn weeds keep coming BACK!

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