Friday, January 6, 2012

Back At It

With the holidays over it is back to a more normal routine.  Visits with the orthodontist, orthopaedist, dentist....a true wonder that I have time for work.  Or, for perusing this past year's photographs. 

Reclaimed log cabin in Alabama. 

I am enjoying our regular routine and the nice, quiet evenings at home. 

Zinnia on its last leg in October.

I am already planning the garden and thinking of a straw bale cold frame.....perhaps. 
Giant sunflower from my garden in July. 


Any plans for your garden this year? 

32 comments:

  1. We have a small place with just few pots, my wife take cares of it and don't think we can add any more!

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  2. I need to work on our garden spot a bit to get it ready. I'm excited!

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  3. My husband has already received seed catalogs. Our three gardens are very large and we are almost to the point where we need a freezer. The one in our frig is jam packed with last years bounty. Your use of straw bales last year was amazing. What plant or plants grow best that way?

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  4. I'm enjoying Galveston too much to even think about the garden...I love the sunflower shot.

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  5. It is all a relief to settle back into the routines of life. My garden plans are basically to continue my retirement from the activity after some forty plus years "in the field." :) Although I will continue in a "advisory" capacity for the new gardener (Mrs. T. ) :)

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  6. I have a plan now that you shared the straw bale cold frame, I took a look and how simple and inexpensive too...and it will most certainly work, brilliant! Thanks! xo

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  7. I want roses this year.. we have never planted roses and I have been eyeing these pink ones at Lowes.... and something with berries.. not sure what yet though. I am excited for Spring though.

    Beautiful pictures as always!

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  8. I think we'll be moving the garden to the south area, as the north area didn't do so well last year.

    More flowers, of course -- re-seeding annuals. I had so much fun photographing them last year. :)

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  9. Well, I did the best ever with peppers and tomatoes last year...buying them already started with blooms. Up here in Ohio you really need that head start or you won't have produce until October.

    I plan to add more strawberries to my patch.

    And more herbs!

    lovely photos to remember!

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  10. i like that zinnia shot - some days i feel just like that! :)

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  11. Yes, I have plans.....This year I WILL have a raised bed garden!!!
    Our ground is very, very rocky, so I need a raised bed. I've been waiting too late for the idea to surface but this year, it's happening. (lol, I hope) I need hubby's help.

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  12. Not much of a garden, I have only some plants on my terrace.

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  13. I saw a neat raised garden using cinder blocks that i want to try this year.

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  14. We're starting our garden this year! Any advice for when to start? We're kind of clueless over here, but we do have some good books for helping us out.

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  15. I now live among farms, small towns and villages where you will find road side stands selling whatever is in season. So I don't bother with that type of gardening. I prefer and enjoy landscaping. So come summer, it will be our first summer in our new home.

    We'll be adding some evergreens, sugar maples and perhaps some bushes (love burning-bushes). We're also considering the possibility of building an elevated walkway and photographers blind out over our wetland. A lot of if's, but's and maybe's. lol

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  16. Oh boy.. I love those vintage signs! I have a really neat old thermometer sign by the back door, I think it's Prestone. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  17. You know I enjoy your photographs. May your 2012 be everything that you hope for, and more.

    I just started a organic garden in a community coop. I am having the most amazing time. I don't have a clue as to what I am going and loving every moment.

    Velva

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  18. I just love that cabin!
    Thats like my dream home....

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  19. We may actually plant a garden this year if we can figure out a way to keep the herds of feral cats from digging it up and the deer out.

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  20. Beautiful GIANT sunflower and log cabin, haven't gotten as far as deciding what to do with all my empty flower containers! Veggies might be the way to go...I wouldn't have to keep them living all year round ;-)

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  21. Hopefully if things go as planned we can start one this year.

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  22. Lovely photos about your life and surroundings! Garden plans..why yes, tons of plans...ever changing!
    Ronelle

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  23. I live in one of those suburban neighborhoods that doesn't allow gardens. can you imagine?! so last two years I've had container pots stuck all over in and around "landscaping" full of tomatoes and cucumbers. The back yard was demolished last year to change the house over to geothermal heating, so we've discussed putting in a raised bed this spring as you can't see the back- but we don't get as much sunlight as we'd like... its a bit of a challenge really
    I love your sunflower photo, I was born in Kansas. Sunflowers are my calling card :)

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  24. My plantings are all ornamentals, no vegetables. Most of my garden work this summer will be weeding and simplification.

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  25. Who's log cabin is it? It's AWESOME! What's the history of the place? I love the historic stories in these old places!

    I mean this strictly as a compliment... judging from your profile pic, you don't look old enough to like the tunes playing on your blog... but, I guess that's a stereo-type comment! LoL! Great Tunes! =)

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  26. I was planning on spending more time in the garden this year as it it needs some love & attention this year. Unfortunately, I have health issues that have developed in the last two weeks with my nearby Mother which is probably why my travel plans have changed.

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  27. Sure, but mine is still just a distant dream... months ahead.

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  28. We have plans to expand our garden since last year was such a success. Not sure if this is a good thing or not ;)

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  29. Love that first shot! Why don't you come enter it in my Weekly Top Shot meme? We're on Week #11 and I'd love to see you share with me! Here's this weeks' link: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=5812

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  30. My main gal and I are thinking about going strictly raised bed gardening this year... seems we plant less and harvest more...

    Dann in Ohio

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