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Showing posts from April, 2012

A girl, a pair of scissors, and a roll of tape

Entryway to our house. That's a monkey on the left, followed by a tree and a dog sniffing a mushroom (with what I believe to be a smaller animal sniffing his behind), Dumbledore, and a lady who has flap lipstick (can change the color by lowering or raising the flap).
Close up of the mushroom sniffing dog.
Wall above our living room sofa. 
Also in the living room.
She snuck this one into the kitchen.
I mistakenly thought this dining room one was for Easter; I was corrected. Those are ponytails. Check out the guy's eyes - he's really impressed by her big ponytails!

Also in the dining room. I like the use of a contrasting color for the face and shoes.
She grabs piles of construction paper and just goes to town on these little projects. How I love that Penny.

garden starts

I've been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather we've had lately. I had planted some spinach in the fall and it just kept on growing all winter long. That was a nice surprise. We're also starting to plant out earlier than usual. I'm still a little wary of putting out too much because there is always a risk of frost right up until about mid-May here. All we've put out is several corn plants that Truman started as part of his science fair project, a few cucumber plants that Lucy started (the girl LOVES cucumbers), and I've direct-seeded basil, cilantro and swiss chard, all of which seem to enjoy a little bit cooler weather. Oh and my omnipresent black hollyhock.

But, tonight the temperatures are forecast to fall into the low 30's, so I had to protect the little darlings. I have a bunch of old milk gallon cloches I made three years ago. I covered the cucumber plants and basil with these.
(yes, we are fully engulfed in whirlybirds thanks to the neighbor's m…