I've had so many blog posts in my mind . . . and that is just where they stay. I've been very undisciplined about writing (and many other things, too).
Part of my problem with being undisciplined in general (not about writing) is that it is hard for me to know what my boundaries (with energy) are. Many times i don't know that until i've breached them, and then it is too late.
Not long ago i had a busy morning, and then sat on the couch, watching TV and knitting, but looking out the front door (which is an enormous sliding glass door) at all the things that needed to be done in my garden, but knowing i didn't have the energy to do them. Sigh.
I'm reading how folks are harvesting produce now. One blog said she is "at the end" of her peas. Wow. I've some cherry tomatoes that might be ready to pick in a week or two and the onions seem to be growing well, but other than that, i don't know that i'll have much of anything. Well, the mint is growing well, too, but that doesn't take much. I've not found a single apple on our tree that survived. Early on it looked like a few were growing, but i guess they didn't make it.
My grape vine is leafed out and looking impressive. But i have come to realize that naturally we will never have grapes. It looked dead until the end of May when i could see a few buds, and was fully leafed by mid to late June, but at that rate, grapes will never have a chance to develop. I think we will have to make a small "hot house" - a miniature greenhouse - to go over it. I think if we do that and put it over the grapes in March and keep it on until past the chance of frost, and then put it on again in September, we might someday grow grapes.
I've planted strawberries that are doing well, and some raspberries, too. We won't have any berries this year, but i'm hopeful for next. Raspberries and peaches are my favorite fruits.
These pics are reposts from a couple of years ago. We didn't take any this year. But the light show was absolutely amazing. The best i remember seeing.
So, that's us. How are you?