Cinco de Mayo in Spy Garden

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco in Spy Garden

Cinco in Spy Garden

In true “We-celebrate-EVERYTHING!” form, I made some crispy-cheesey-beafy-bean-fajita-dillas for the kids and Smoochie. Spicy white beans with garlic, cornbread (3/4 C cornmeal, 1 1/4 C flour, 1/2 C Olive Oil, 1/2 t salt, 3/4 C water, 3 T sugar, 3 T applesauce, 2 t baking powder, 400 degrees for 20 minutes), caramelized onions, a pile of chopped Romaine, chopped black olives and tomatoes…and the piece de resistance: fresh cilantro right from the garden! Mmm! Oh, and everything doused in hot sauce!

We dined al fresco,

Wore...

Wore…

sombreros...

sombreros…

Pretty good evening!

Pretty good evening!

While we enjoyed the sights…

A festive yellow tulip...

A festive yellow tulip…

Dogwood Diagonal

Dogwood Diagonal

Bajillions of these whirly gigs:

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floated down around us like little helicopters. Speaking of things that fly…

Yesterday we parked on a closed-road near where a big air show was going on and watched the planes for a few minutes.

Airplane

Airplane

Airplane Shadow

Airplane Shadow

After we got home, we were in the garden (naturally) and six of the blue angel jets in formation flew RIGHT over the garden! Literally right above our heads, they were so close you could see the details of the planes. The Spy was thrilled! He is also thrilled that the hose has been reconnected (we still need to attach the sprinkler head) because he loves a good soaking and it has been HOT! 90 degrees today!

Watering begins!

Watering begins!

A much younger Spy watering a much smaller garden in a Mayo a few years ago!

A much younger Spy watering a much smaller garden in a Mayo a few years ago!

6 thoughts on “Cinco de Mayo in Spy Garden

  1. narf77

    We got to see Cinco in the garden…where was the mayo? Good to see The Spy keeping up traditions, watering the garden on Cinco de Mayo Day, an excellent tradition. Now you just need to find a way to get him to water the garden for the rest of the summer and you can join good old Cinco up against that tree ;)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Cinco is the slang for Cinco de Mayo. Because we’re cool like that. Though I was going to just go for “de” and be even cooler hahaha. The girl in the pic WAS me;) Helping to water is fun when he can run through the sprinkler (which has definitely already been worked in to our regular schedule.;)

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      1. narf77

        Yeah, I figured it was you but for the sake of poetic license…ditto with the Cinco…was just attempting some (obviously lame) humour… Will try harder next time ;)

  2. Eliza Waters

    Looks like you had a blast for Cinco de Mayo – your dinner sounded delish! Imagine – 90 degrees! We have had trouble seeing 70. It will get warmer soon I expect. When I saw your mystery seed, I thought, “Wow, their maple seeds have already formed!” Ours haven’t even blossomed yet. We have really below normal temps. this spring. However, I’m all for a cooler summer – I don’t abide the heat.

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