Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Wadley House in Summer

This summer has been an interesting one! Almost everyone has been gone around here except for me. Clint is down in Provo, Mom has been in Nauvoo for the past 6 weeks, Dad has been on numerous trips with the young men in the home ward.. and strangely I have found myself alone for weeks at a time on and off all summer long. This has really given me more appreciation for all of the work Dad does in the yard. Who knew moving back home would create so much unexpected responsibility? True Dad does get the summer off from teaching school, but keeping up with the huge yard and garden is pretty much a full time job! -and I haven't done nearly what Dad would do if he were here, just what Dad instructed to keep things from going berserk! (well, I did pick a zucchini today that looked like a cross between a baseball bat and a football... maybe I should read the instructions again...)
Working hard and getting great results really does give me a lot of satisfaction.. not to mention all of the delicious vegetables straight out of the ground. Most of all, my favorite thing about the yard is our zinnias. They are absolutely spectacular! They are so gorgeous and hearty.. they last for more than a week after you pick them! I am constantly bringing them into the house. Another great thing is that they continuously bloom from late summer all the way into October when it freezes. I took some pictures so that you can all see for yourself! Enjoy!


Beverly B. said...

Those are beautiful flowers. It reminds me of when I used to come stay with your family in the summer. You guys do have an awesome yard and garden. I'm sure it's a lot of work but worth it.

lvs2dance said...

great pics of the flowers. Sorry you have been so lonely! I am on page 550 in breaking dawn...I am trying to stretch it out as long as possible. So far I have mixed feelings. I don't know if you have finished so I won't say anything just in case you haven't gotten to that part...then we can talk! BTW- thanks for the info about youtube! Your the best!

Tara said...

Ahh, brings back good memories. The zinnias are beautiful!!! And PLEASE, send some of the veggies our way!!! :) Besides being close to family and just being in Utah, the garden is what I miss most!! I miss grandpa bringing all the grocery bags full of tomatoes, peas, corn, zucchini, anything and everything. Enjoy some for us down here in the land where nothing but cactus grows and where you need about a million dollars to pay for the water it would take to keep anything else alive :)
Love you!