Views from the Garden 1.11.14

In and around the garden today. The polar vortex seems a distant memory.

Snow melting in Spy Garden

Snow melting in Spy Garden

Baby and the Spy in the garden

Baby and the Spy in the garden

The Yellow Wonder wild strawberry plants looking quite perky and green even after -9!

The Yellow Wonder wild strawberry plants looking quite perky and green even after -9!

Dexie's getting huge! Spy Garden is just at the top of that little hill on the left side of this picture.

Dexie’s getting huge! Spy Garden is just at the top of that little hill on the left side of this picture.

Big puppy

Big puppy

Gravel in a puddle: very interesting stuff

Gravel in a puddle: very interesting stuff

Baby loves gravel.

Baby loves gravel.

One of my favorite bed-shapes

One of my favorite bed-shapes

Spy Garden has raised beds, but they are not confined to borders of wood or rock, so it is easy to change the shapes of the garden mounds.

Another view of the garden

Another view of the garden

And another.

And another.

Spy Garden backyard (viewed from the top of the Spy's treehouse "Captain Ship") the garden is off to the left (beyond this photo)

Spy Garden backyard (viewed from the top of the Spy’s treehouse “Captain Ship”) the garden is off to the left (beyond this photo)

Slippery mud everywhere!

Slippery mud everywhere!

Baby stylin' in the garden. She has her runway walk down, so no slipping in the mud for her.

Baby stylin’ in the garden. She has her runway walk down, so no slipping in the mud for her.

Though she did eat a fair amount of the cold, damp dirt. I wrote earlier today of finding joy and meaning in cleaning, but my TRUE passion and joy is all about dirt! When the snow melts, there’s plenty of it!

Not today!

Not today!

7 thoughts on “Views from the Garden 1.11.14

    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks! The vest is actually a gift from grandma. But I am always on the lookout for “classic” type clothes. It can be hard to find simple, basic style in kids’ (and especially girls’) clothes! But I always think those styles look the best. Plus, of course, LOTS of leopard print:)

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  1. narf77

    Your favourite bed shape looks like a fish :). You can count on kids to enjoy whatever nature throws at us can’t you? I would be tucked indoors watching the world pass by with slippers, a hot water bottle under each limb and a wooly hat with a bobble on but then I am a hermit who likes her creature comforts ;). Enjoy the rest of winter, you only have 66 days till spring officially waves you hello :)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      yeah it kind of does look like a fish- a goldfish- as in the cracker. Hahha Yes without the little spies I probably would be hibernating a lot more! But it is amazing how warm 40-50 feels after that brutal cold. So I’m enjoying the yard now…and yes, thinking of starting in on some digging for spring…Only 66 days to dig the expansion!

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      1. narf77

        Better get busy ma’am! Can’t wait to read about it. Your garden is what attracted me to your site initially and then your excellent writing kept me coming back :)

      2. Spy Garden Post author

        Not 30 SECONDS after reading this comment of yours of “better get busy” I ran out to the garden and “broke ground” on the expansion today hahaha;) …so thanks!! Planning to write about how I start a new plot from scratch and all soon!

      3. narf77

        Excellent as I need to start some new plots ASAP and could do with a bit of ground breaking (LOL I AM HILARIOUS ;) ) new material ;)

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