May Gratitudes

may 9, 2014 gratitude, gallery juana
tomato plant and shadows
I am trying to grow plants inside as our rental has no gated garden area outside to keep the deer out.  I like having the deer come by, so I don't mind going without a garden area.  Inside, I've got a cherry tomato plant, a holly hock plant, sweet peas and some basil.  Have you ever tried growing vegies or flowers inside?  Which ones worked for you?   My jasmine plants do well, and now I am trying vegies.

may 22, 2014 gratitude, gallery juana
married trees
I've been running this trail for a year now, and I am still discovering treasures along the way.  This week I saw this tree with two trunks joined at the base.  I stopped to take a closer look when I  realized they were actually two different trees that had grown side by side eventually becoming one at the base but remaining as two in their trunks.

may 24 2014 gratitude, gallery juana
Yesterday my husband and I rode our bicycles to the a quiet beach that is used mostly for fishing and boat launching.    There were some steep hills but the views were worth the climb.  We sat on the driftwood and had a picnic.  On the way back, I bought a Nasturtium plant from a roadside stall.  Once this has flowers, I will put it outside for the hummingbirds.

joining sunday sketches


  1. What a lovely and thoughtful post! Your sketches are pretty! I love the trees that have grown together especially. I don't have much a green thumb, we've planted some tomatoes in the back, but we'll see how that goes. How lovely to have deer!

  2. Thanks for sharing your beautiful experiences and the twin tree trunk..very magical indeed!
    Fantastic post and visual diary!

  3. Your pages are delightful. We have deer come to our front yard regularly too, so we don't have many flowers either. I did get a tabletop garden by Miracle grow for my wife, and she grows various herbs in it. She loves cooking with them, and I thoroughly enjoy the results. LOL! Have a blessed week!

  4. What fun journey and journal! Fun to look at these lovely things years from now. I used to grow seedlings indoors but it only worked sometimes

  5. Wonderful sketches, Juana, and best wishes with your indoor garden. They can be challenging at first but so worth it. Keep us posted. Wonderful work as always. :) xx

  6. so fun to find new things on the same path, life is like that, magical. I also do not garden because i want to enjoy the deer. But this year i have planted a few things that hopefully the deer will not eat, lavender, mint, thyme....

    fun to see your journal pages.

  7. LOVELY little notes of nature-gratitude, Juana! I like the idea of a nature gratitude journal...hhhmmm... ;o) Nasturtiums are such happy summery plants. This year I'd love to find a holly bush for the garden. I've not bought any new plants yet this season. We're getting ready for trip, so that might have to wait until we get back! Happy Days ((HUGS))

  8. Arnoldo, I might try that tabletop garden idea. Brilliant!

    Thank you everyone for your visits and comments!


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