I’m back with another round-up of photos from our week. And I’m writing this counting down the hours until our children are back home! Today is going to be a great day. I’d love to hear how your week has gone — share in the comments below.
Our Week in Pictures
By the way, most of these pictures are from @gnowfglins on Instagram, which I welcome you to follow for a daily glimpse.
Early in the week, I discovered aphids in the garden. On the snap peas. Suggestions from Facebook and Instagram included using firm water pressure and ladybugs, so that’s what I did. Washed them all off and then relocated a few ladybugs to the pea patch. I haven’t seen an aphid since. I love natural pest control! (More ideas here in this recent post.)
My brother stopped by for a quick overnight visit. We enjoyed sharing a few meals with him. Here he was making a gorgeous omelet for breakfast before he *sniff* departed. Earlier this year, he went on a 21-day raft trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, and we talked about his trip a lot. Would you like to see pictures? He’s an amazing photographer and his pictures of the trip are nothing short of amazing. (Warning: there is one swear word in a journal entry. Which can be avoided entirely if you click on the first picture and simply click the arrows back and forth to view pictures only.)
I stocked up on spices this week, and got a new-to-me spice: smoked paprika. I asked for your ideas on Facebook and Instagram. Man! I’m so glad I got it! I had no idea how wonderful it could be. (Check out alllllll the great ideas here and here.)
In the garden, much is bearing fruit. Like the peppers….
And tomatoes… I’m tempted to bring one in to see if it will ripen up on the windowsill any quicker! Though these are not full size yet. I guess I will wait.
The beets are looking beautiful!
The cucumbers are bushing out a ton!
And we have baby cukes. (These are lemon cucumbers.) Baby cukes and baby tomatoes. I’m in heaven. (My favorites!)
And the kittens. Still adorable. They don’t realize it, but they are eager for three special kiddoes to come home and play with them.
How was your week? Please share; I’d love to hear!
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