which really fit my mood as jambaloney was leaving this morning to go to ottawa to attend the AGM, with his Mom, for a fishing camp that she owns. he goes every year to attend with her. and also to visit her, his step-dad, dad, sister and brothers. there he is waving goodbye.
even as he was driving down the driveway the fog and mist had started to clear.
i, of course, followed him down the driveway for a last hug and kiss. i know PioneerPreppy is gonna make fun of me. i don't care. i missed jambaloney as soon a i couldn't see the truck any longer. i told jambaloney that after he left i was coming back in the house and drinking a whole bottle of wine and crying. i was trying to make a joke but he was upset that i was upset about his leaving. he gets as upset about leaving as i do and he has to spend the rest of the day: first in our little city on the island, then on a tiny plane to halifax on the mainland, then hang out in an airport until his next flight to ottawa. he's crammed a lot of stuff into his 4 days there and he is going to be tired! i hope he has a lot of fun out with a buddy of his tonight (insert Pioneer Preppy joke about Windsor, strippers and where jambaloney really will be).
of course, not 5 minutes after he left the day became this:
an absolute perfect river day and we have only had one so far! arghghghghg! so i put on my happiest sad face and went to look for things to make me happy - like little tiny roses: they make me happy!
and a big patch of heal-all. that's what we call it up here. some people call it self-heal.
if you would like to know more about the amazing health benefits of heal-all....which kind of already explains itself, no? then go here. or you can do some google searches for it - there are many great herbal websites out there. i will pluck the flowers in a few days, cook up some fresh flowers for salve and dry some for tea. we have big patches of it growing all over our land. it is a wonderful herb and can be eaten fresh in salads as well! that makes me happy!
here's my big beautiful rose bush:
i will take the freshest flowers and make rosewater, as well as rose lemonade. i will dry a ton of the flowers to put in epsom salts to make gifts for friends. that makes me happy!
oh look - a couple of squash blossoms growing in the compost pile:
you know that makes me happy!
potatoe flowers - woohoo - i think i am happy!
"tadpole, tadpole...all named frog" ALWAYS makes me happy! (h/t to Pioneer Preppy, the wiener!)
did you guys know that i grow the tallest, recorded red clover in North America?
i think it might like the discarded wire or something!
i also grow the tallest nappa cabbage flowers - don't believe me? have a gander:
flowers from a bolted cabbage means seeds for next year baby and you know THAT makes me happy!
there is no one on the planet who can look at a baby tomatoe and not get happy!
if not, yer some kind of weird ogre and should be living under a bridge somewhere!
zucchini flowers - woohoo!
sunflower, good morning!
check out these beautifully-coloured pea flowers!
the peas are doing fantastic this year - we already have a few - woohoo - happy!
kids - look very closely in the centre of the picture below:
that is a little, baby broccoli head starting to form and i have never grown a broccoli in my life! happy!
the cobra tomatoes in pots in the greenhouse are all doing well despite the aphids wiping out all of my peppers:
little tomaties. happy!
i am trying to be happy because there is so much to be happy about and for. i am just gonna miss that man something fierce for the next 5 days - he gets back tuesday evening. and i just somehow have to keep myself occupied until then. so please friends, do lots of posts on your blogs so i can at least kill a few hours a day reading them. thank you.