Monday, May 9, 2011


"I used to visit and revisi it a dozen times a day,
 and stand in deep contemplation over my
 vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could
 store or conceive of who had never taken part in
 the process of creation.  It is one of the most
 bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill
 of beans thursting aside the soil, or a rose of
 early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace
 a line of delicate green."

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

weekending, my favorite part of the week. a time to relax, live, love, just to be. if you'd like to share your weekend either with words, photographs, or both, leave a link to a weekend post in the comments.
This weekend was...

Mostly spent outdoors...
weeding the garden-
raking the garden-
watering the garden-
picking vegetables from the garden-
a complete dinner from the garden
for which I am deeply thankful.

There were fresh flowers in
cut crystal vases,
lovely Mother's Day cards
and even lovelier hugs.
Sleeping until 7:00 a.m.-
Pioneer woman's Knock you naked brownies-
A pedicure and new polish-
A nap in the warm sun
with songbirds singing in the background.

A day of work-
A day of relaxation-
Perfect. xx

How was your weekend?

Linking with Amanda.


  1. Happy Mother's Day! Your garden looks fabulous and I am jealous that you had an entire meal from it already.

  2. happy mother's day! i can't believe y'all are already getting an entire meals worth of food from your garden.

  3. Lovely photos and lovely weekend. Here's how I spent mine:

  4. Oh my goodness...look at your garden! Wow!

  5. Stunning photos and a lovely weekend! I'm looking forward to planting my own garden...

    blessings, Debbie

  6. I love the Hawthorne quote! And how far along your garden is already! Our peas are only about 1 1/2" high so far and it's too early to thin the carrots. Everything else is just a single sprout, if even poking it's head out at all! Glad you had a lovely weekend!

  7. Your garden looks absolutely loverly.
    I realize that you are not going for perfect.
    But your leaves, your buds, your squash,
    Tracey, are just gorgeous.
    thanks for visiting.

  8. Oh wow Tracey, your garden is beautiful!!! And look at all those greens!! Enough for all of us to come over for wonderful harvest and dinner? So lovely... have a wonderful finish to your Monday!

  9. What a great weekend! Happy Mother's Day to you!!
    7am...sleeping in??? :)

  10. Happy Mother's Day! You have a fabulous garden! Love the pics too!