It's been so beautiful here that I've got a case of spring fever. Plucking roses, making bouquets, painting canvases; that's all I can make myself do. I'm as drunk on spring as the fat bumblebees.
The Wednesday Painters met a week ago and I haven't left the studio since except to admire the garden. No Memorial Day celebration, nada. Just the slap slap of my paint brush and the idle weeding in the overgrown flower beds.
Helped the farmer transplant these leggy snap peas.
And every evening I wash a sink full of greens.
Peonies have popped and I've eaten my first strawberry.
Everything's green and luscious.
Roses, roses, roses.
This bean house is covered with reemay now but I wanted to show you John's clever construction.
These connectors are made for chain link fences and allow John to take the little house apart at the end of the season for easy re-use next spring.
Here are the pepper and tomato houses.
It gets really warm inside.
Can you see the strings attached up to the top "beam" of the roof?
The strings allow you to attach the branches like this so the plants grow up with support. Then John prunes the bottom branches so the plants grow really healthy. I'll show you the results later this summer.
Now the plants get a nice layer of mulch.
June approaches. The best month of the year in Oregon. Live deeply, love the one you're with. xo