The holiday weekend gives me some time to rest and to take care of chores that have been left undone. Also, it gives me a little break to blog a little since I have fallen way behind in that department.
I have spent some time working on my mother's flower bed at her house. I have planted pentas which are good sun loving flowers, love the heat, and seem to be drought tolerant. I put in about 90 of them and am keeping them watered until they are anchored well enough to tend to themselves.
Below, sage is in full bloom all over the area.
You may remember my story last winter about the Rust Street Ministries community garden. Well, today I drove by to check out the growing season progress and while it was closed, I could tell that it will be another banner year for the community garden folks who are involved with raising crops. What a great idea: people working in harmony together for the benefit of the community. Not everyone can have a garden in their yard but they can each participate in a small way so that they can take home the fruits of their labors and to share with others. Even senior citizens with limited mobility and handicapped folks are able to participate.
I drove by here on Saturday when there were lots of people working, visiting, sharing at the community garden. More than anything, I saw lots of smiles and heard lots of laughter as people came together to work and harvest food the good old fashioned way.