One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."

So, look – the other potted irises are more of the lovely Charleston.   Yay!   They are such pretty flowers.  It will be quite fun to give them a spot to call their own out in the yard.  Meanwhile, it’s a treat to look out on the deck in the morning and see them blooming there.

And look at the cool green blush of their buds.   So wonderful…and how great it is that I’m so easily amused, eh?

Except for a little lingering congestion, the cold of this past week has all but left me, which is nice.   The weather – which was cold and dreary and miserable before and while I was sick – has taken a turn for the fabulous, as well.   It was great to have this morning to sit out in the sun on the deck, puttering at assorted tasks (watering, pruning, tightening up the string trellaces, etc.) whilst enjoying coffee and our public radio’s Sunday morning line-up.

Here’s what the deck garden looks like from down below:

When all that was done, t’was nice to spread out a blanket and spend just an hour basking in the sun, charging up my solar cells and relaxing.   It didn’t last long, and the garden downstairs presented a different project to wear away some of the afternoon, but that’s a blog post of a different color (this one’s a bit purple, eh?).

Meanwhile:  oh, what a beautiful morning.

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Comments on: "Sunday on the Deck with Greg" (4)

  1. What an adorable elephantine watering can!
    The deck garden is lovely, even from down in the yard.

  2. midnightgardener said:

    Java, my elephant watering can was one of those just-couldn’t-help-myself purchases last summer. I thank my friends at the local Ace Hardware for knowing exactly what I didn’t know I needed ’til I saw it. ;)

  3. Ah, what a lovely little spot to enjoy the sun. If only I could bring over some drinks, perhaps some nice cheese and crackers, and we could sit while Roo chased the Gray Catsby around the yard.

  4. midnightgardener said:

    What an idyllic picture you paint, Curt. The Catsby’s become quite fond of being the King of the Nest, though – it’s entirely possible he’d give Roo some chase. Either way, you’re welcome any time!

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