Thursday, August 1, 2013

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} 8/1

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Special K planted these interesting flowers last year.  They are called "Devil's Flower". 


More garden photos this week.  These are my "volunteer" potatoes.  They came up from the compost trenches I've been digging this year.

This is the first time I've been able to successfully sprout carrots.  As long as our soil isn't too compacted, I believe we may actually get carrots this year.


Wingnut Jr. and an accomplice thought it would be hilarious to blow fruit smoothie all over my porch.  I sent my little guys out with a bucket of soapy water and scrub brushes to clean it up.  Unfortunately, wild blueberry smoothie stains porous rock and in the end I used baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to successfully clean up the mess.  Lil' Lamb decided he needed to do some more "cleaning up".

He was determined to get his back clean.


After scrubbing the porch clean, I could not ignore the filthy front doors.  Especially since there had been a big blog of barbecue sauce on them for more than a week.  Charlotte at Waltzing Matilda has been trying to decide on a color to repaint her front doors.  I would love to paint our doors a dark color--red or black possibly.

Scrubbing the doors made this desire even stronger.  As you can see, the hardware was recently replaced by the previous owners and they did not find the time to repaint the doors afterward.  Yep, I'd really like to paint our front doors--maybe a dark red rust?

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Katie said...

I think a red door would look so pretty!

Natalie said...

I would have to see the front of your home to determine color of doors, but the "Devil's Flower" red is very stunning. I got a good chuckle out of that one. I've always wanted dark purple or indigo front door with a yellow and white house. It's something off the beaten path but visually stunning.

bobbi @ revolution of love said...

I love red doors! We painted our white door a deep red and I don't regret it one bit. :-) Btw, lovely photos!

lindsey gallant said...

All the best with the carrots! I planted a veggie garden for the first time this year. My carrots are doing well... that is, the ones that the cats didn't dig up!!

Amy Caroline said...

RED! Sorry, I love red.

Your garden looks fabulous too. I would love to get out there are take some photos of mine, but it is too smoky out therefrom the forest fires!

How precious, cleaning himself and the porch, lol.

sarah marie said...

I think your front doors are beautiful as is... so I'm sure they'll be even more beautiful whatever you decide to do!

I have never had a bit of luck with carrots. The tops grow nicely but underground there's practically nothing there. So discouraging.

Anonymous said...

HI Mau. My parents have these flowers in their backyard. They never liked the name. When my dad told a priest friend about them, he said,
"change the name". Ever since they've been called St. Michael's Stick.