The warm weather, colorful flowers and dinners from the grill have been making it feel alot like summer lately. I have been trying to enjoy every minute of the amazing weather. Keeping up with my gardens and bike riding have become daily practices for me and have been such a mood booster. I find that it’s hard to be cranky when the weather is so nice. This week we had kabobs for dinner one night:
They were so delicious and made me remember how much I love grilling out in the summer. Somehow anything but BBQ doesn’t really appeal to me during the summer months…I guess I’m going to have to find more recipes to grill. I think burgers, dogs and kabobs would get old if we ate them too much. Maybe I should pick up a Bobby Flay grilling cookbook. He is the grill master afterall (and cute to boot!).
I am by no means a master gardener, and actually think that I have a black thumb, but I have somehow managed to have my gardens look a little better each year. I’m still stuck on red, purple and yellow for most of my annuals, but I’m branching out when it comes to the perennials. Check out my porch pots this year:
And the stunning pink number below started off as a tiny seedling that I picked up for a few bucks at the Eastern Market last year. I bought a bunch of little stuff and ran out of room at the end, so I planted this little guy toward the back of my front flower beds thinking the conditions probably weren’t right and that it wouldn’t even make it, but better to plant it than waste it. You can imagine my surprise when I checked in on it this year and it looked like this:
I’m thrilled! I can’t wait to plant even more and watch it grow and develop…who says a black thumb can’t be changed?!?!
Aunt Becky says
Yeah!I’m so happy that you’re back in the groove with your blogging! We’ve just been home a week and I’m finally getting a chance to check out my “haunts.” Loved the home makeover. You rock Rebecca. The kabobs looked awesome and so do your flowers. I’m proud of all your efforts to get your spiritual and physical life in order. You’ll never regret it. I know you’re with your family now. I love you and hope to see you and Andy soon.
I need kabobs! YUM!