The power of Mother Nature is awesome, the lightning spiraled around the limb throwing pieces over 40 feet away. I stood one of the pieces up against the garden fence, the fence is 5 feet so you can see what a large chunk was blown off. While I hate that the tree was damaged I am glad it was not the house.
Speaking of garden, check out my strawberries!! I filled an ice cream bucket 3/4 full before the flies drove me inside. When I go to the store later I am going to get some jars and try my hand at making strawberry jam. I found some recipes on line that seem really easy.
I am so glad this rose made it through the winter, Tahitian Sunset, conjures great images. It is like getting presents each day when I go out and my flowers are coming up and blooming.
Now I can also get excited about my garden, I am growing my own salad and won't have to worry about my food making me sick. I am already planning for next year the things I want to add to the variety. There are little zucchini on the plant already, and the lettuce, spinach and tomatoes are growing by leaps and bounds. Hopefully I will get the hang of canning so can make tomato sauce, salsa, etc. I have jalapenos and bell peppers growing as well as herbs so should be good to go. Who knew this could be such fun.
I meant to post this earlier, this is the wedding cake I made. She wanted very simple so I tried to follow her wishes. I tend to like to do tons of flowers and scroll work so had to restrain myself. I am hoping she liked what I came up with.
Well, off to mow some more. Best to you all, Barbara