Hello February!

Pink clouds for February!

Pink clouds for February!

February is a great month. No spring in sight (I love winter haha!) so plenty of time yet for seed and plant (and dirt! I’m wanting a dirt delivery this year!) buying. And maybe some more snow for us?! We’ve had some nice warm days (in the 60’s!) which is great but I wouldn’t mind another few rounds of the white stuff. I think Valentine’s Day might be the world’s easiest holiday. Squares of cardstock with a pun and some candy…and call it good! The Spy has come up with his pun for the year and it’s one of my favorites! You’ll have to wait and see the final valentines. And maybe Baby will come up with her own valentines this year too!

Blackberries of yore (yore being 2015!)

Blackberries of yore (yore being 2015!)

We are going to let the blackberries go wild next year and have plans to add more trellising to support them. I’m imagining a tunnel-arbor of sorts with the blackberries on the outer part of the trellis so you can walk through and pick berries from inside.

Even after days of freezing temps (0 degrees Farenheit) the strawberry leaves are still green!

Even after days of freezing temps (0 degrees Farenheit) the strawberry leaves are still green!

I am also thinking of building (rather, having Smoochie build!) some sort of vertical growing thing for strawberry plants.

Celery; a purple variety;also quite hardy

Celery; a purple variety;also quite hardy when it comes to cold. But not deer-proof!

Deer have been hanging around in the garden (some large areas of fencing are down) so we also have plans to move (enlarge, obviously hahaha) the deer fence.

Pretty moss

Pretty moss

Yet another picture of the living room, I know! But note the plant set-up now has legs! And the little square of succulents is on the wall (above the taller lamp)!

Yet another picture of the living room, I know! But note the plant set-up now has legs! And the little square of succulents is on the wall (above the taller lamp)! And note the garlic hanging outside; needing to be planted ASAP!

Isn't this apron gorgeous?! It is Seminole Indian (from FL); so many tiny shapes of fabric (all hand-sewn together)

Isn’t this apron gorgeous?! It is Seminole Indian (from FL); so many tiny shapes of fabric (all hand-sewn together)

 

A painterly sky

A painterly sky

A Rothko painting (source)

A Rothko painting (source)

And in other neon-orange art; haha! The Spy made this last year for a school project about things you like. Yay for baseball and Led Zeppelin! haha

And in other neon-orange art; haha! The Spy made this last year for a school project about things you like. Yay for baseball and Led Zeppelin!

Seedlings

Seedlings

Watching the boys play catch

Watching the boys play catch

I like snapping shots of the Spy's desk; the composition is always changing!

I like snapping shots of the Spy’s desk; the composition is always changing!

Here's Baby at her first gymnastics class! (free at our fitness club! And no commitment, just show up the days/times it is offered: that is my kind of "organized" sport for a 4 year old!!

Here’s Baby at her first gymnastics class! (free at our fitness club! And no commitment, just show up the days/times it is offered: that is my kind of “organized” sport for a 4 year old!!)

Beautiful winter sky (sunrise)

Beautiful winter sky (sunrise)

Happy February to you all!

5 thoughts on “Hello February!

  1. Eliza Waters

    Beautiful skies out there – very painterly indeed. ‘Zilla is looking more and more grown up every day and I’m impressed with the neatness of Spy’s desk! ;-) Love the Seminole apron – like a patchwork quilt. Are those kale seedlings?

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      The seedlings are cabbage (a red variety) and kohlrabi (a white variety). I often think how in winter it seems like all of the color has been taken out of the earth and relocated to the sky! It is easy to wax poetic on winter in Missouri; winter days here can be sooo mild!

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