Thursday, June 9, 2011

68 degrees, two more dogs, and grapes

The wrap up from yesterday's blog:
This morning it is 68 degrees outside. I am reporting from our house, Arizona.
High today will be 101. Sunny. Humidity? Low - as in 9%.

Two of our dogs didn't make yesterday's blog. I have a need to be fair to all, so here they are:
OK, now I feel better.
Ashley, the grapes vines are growing!!! I have denied them any pruning, hence they have overtaken the corner wall and arbors. No grapes yet (red flame and thompson seedless), and no leaf-eating critters, either. Just healthy, erupting leaves and vines.  After this past winter's freezes, I feared the vines were dead. But, as good bare root plants do, new shoots and stems sprung forth, producing walls of green.
And I offer up one of our pumpkins, growing in the garden cove.  It will be long gone before Halloween. Pie, anyone?
And the quilt top. The one photo that is the hardest to show.

Today, we will learn the final steps to quilt building. Then we are free to grow or die, as quilters. I can't wait to grow!

Thank you all, for your comments yesterday.
Oh, yes, Banjomyn, Rosie Grier did needlepointing. Another art/talent to explore!


Cyndi and Stumpy said...

I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite photo, today... gorgeous dogs? green living, food producing fauna? or a beautiful quilt (This is your first attempt? A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!) It's a list of my favorite things.

(I miss my grape vines!!!)

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

Sandra said...

this is two happy faces and they made my face happy too. beautiful pups and photos. love the quilt and you WILL grow.

altadenahiker said...

I'm in awe.

Kathy said...

Love your grape vine. I used to have one at my place in AZ. One year I got 63 grapes from it. The birds got 3,546,197.

Thérèse said...

Happy dogs, happy garden, happy growing!

Stella said...

Sophie and Gus are gorgeous! Your grape vines look pretty too.

What would happen if you cut the stem end out of the pumpkin (like at Halloween) removed the insides, saving the seeds for making roasted punkin seeds, and just let the pumpkin dry out. Would it dry out totally like a gourd? You could use it for a place to keep some dried flowers, leaves, or whatevers. Maybe varnish it to make it last longer. Or just maybe, I am clueless as to what would happen to it. You tell me!


Barb said...

Sophie and Gus look like they're smiling at the grapevines, the pumpkin, and especially the quilt!

Anil P said...

Such happy faces, the first two.

Plants are usually resilient, lucky for us.

Pat Tillett said...

those pups are so darn cute!