Islaamic weekend school graduation was last week, and I am free under after Ramadan. I'll definitely miss all the children, but it will be so cool so see how much they've grown over the summer months when I see them again during Ramadan, Insha Allaah.
I spent my first free Sunday morning in my garden. There's plenty of work to do out there. Part of my morning routine is to spend an hour or so out there after breakfast and after the pain pill kicks in :)
It rained real hard last night, Alhamdulillah. My gardening pal, Buddy, and I went out to see how things were.
This is a partial picture of my garden. In this view, I have planted three rows of carrots, two rows of radishes, two rows of beets, almost a dozen tomato plants, a few rows of peppers (green, red, and yellow), and a lot of beans in whatever space is left all around the periphery of the garden. Behind the camera are rows of zucchini and cucumber, and of course, more beans :)
Before I go in, I can see that the weeds have taken over. Buddy and I go in:
"I'm out of here!"
"I think I'll hang out right here, and watch YOU work."
After "we're" done, we go to look along side of the garage:
Finally, I can't resist photographing roses and other flowers after an evening's rain. The lady who owned this house before I did, planted roses on one whole side of the house. I have red, pink, mauve, and yellow ones. I have cut roses inside my house all summer and most of fall. All of these roses are frost resistant.
Roses are a sadaqa for the eyes and nose. Masha Allaah, Allahu Akbar! How beautiful is Allaah's world!