Sunday, June 05, 2011

Sunday Morning ...

Alhamdulillah, this is my first free Sunday morning.

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:

"OMG Mom!  Look at all this work!"

"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:

Check out these raspberry bushes!  Last fall, I cut the canes back to about two inches.  My husband and my neighbors thought I was nuts.  But look now!  "Pruning is a plant's friend."  I have another neighbor who freaks out when I take the hedge trimmer to my bushes.  You'd think they'd learn by now, from the beautiful results, that pruning and trimming is a healthy thing to do.  My raspberry bushes have grown almost to the garage door knob in just over two months.  Insha Allaah we will have berries real soon :)

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!


Ummie said...

beautiful blushing pink rose.

American Muslima Writer said...

OHHHHHH Masha'Allah!!!!!!

I want a huge garden!!!!!

It looks like you'll have your hands full this summer. Hehehe your little lazy helper.... Very cute.

Alhamdulillah for you working so hard to teach the children. May ALlah reward you and help you.

Guess what I'm learning grammer. I'm being forced to actaully seak it out and learn it TOTALLY!
Has nothing to do with your post but thought i'd share that with you. lol.

Lots going on in life and i'll update the beautiful Ivory Rouge, see you there and masha'Allah for all the flowers.
By the way I really wanted to get a blackberry bush one day, I'm hunting for seeds. I wanna screen my balcony from eyes and protect the kdis from going near the rail and grwo fruit, all in one plan... gotta find the seeds with no thorns :)

Much love Always,
Brandy Aminah

Tauqeer said...

Masha Allah very nice!