May Day

Happy May 1st!
Looks like what the first day of May should look like. A day to spend the morning in the yard.

Ok so here is my elusive vegetable garden. See all that green all over the place? Weed city. In the front over there are supposed be my tomatoes, but they look like distressed yellow spindly things, leaves wilting away. Every now and then, there's a random squash plant that's thriving. A couple of the eggplants look healthy. One okra plant is hanging in there. Basil is shot. The cilantro, suprisingly, is keeping up. Parsley has already taken the dive. Most of the melons have passed. The pumpkin thrives over there. But overall, the whole thing is questionable.

And then the seeds I planted are ready to go! The row you see most vividly there is  the row of lima beans. Beyond that, my row of corn popping up. Those are the eggplants closest, in front of the beans. All those green little plants? Oh that's just weeds and grass--really bad for your garden. So do something about it, you say? I am out there every day on my hand and knees inhaling worms and pure Delta dirt. I have ordered some stupid organic weed and grass killer. All it killed was 25 dollars in my pocket. 

Jackson doesn't like it when I water the garden every day. He tries to get as far away as possible because he knows I'll spray him on purpose because I think it's funny. I love a newly mowed yard. 

There's a bird's nest in my birdhouse. You can't see, although I tried, but there's three little tiny blue eggs in there.

Oh the GARDENIAS! Could be my fourth favorite smell in the world!

There's so pretty too. I wish computers could elicit smell. 

One more. I can't get enough. 

Jackson sprints toward something. Ha

Flower garden might be doing worse than the vegetable garden. Zinnias, of course, are the leaders of the pack in this bed. You can see they are the brightest color over there, yellow and orange. The knockout roses are trying hard, coming in second. Most improved for sure. 

You know I got to get a Magnolia tree in here. 

That white is so bright like a light in the night--such a sight. (Pardon)

Jackson runs back over--he sees me aim for the screen door. 

He'll be damned if I get there first. 

Then I see my bright blue bird checking on his eggs, making sure I didn't take any.  By the way, there is a hummingbird at that feeder. 

Orchid is in full bloom. 
Sigh. I love the month of May. Excited it's here and greet it with open arms. It's usually a busy and beautiful month. Hate to leave home, but I'm headed to New Orleans in 10 minutes. Although it's wonderful here, right now I feel the pull of music and friends and fun. New Orleans is the place to find that right now. Somebody think of an invention that allows you to be in two places at once.

Liza Jane
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