Woke up a little early this morning. I went out for a run and decided to do another 6 miles. I ran one 5K loop back to the house, had 1/2 a balance bar and some water, which I left on the porch, then John joined me for the second 5k. That was fun! We then met my parent’s out for breakfast – they wanted to take me out for my birthday – thanks parentals!! We went to Samantha’s Catering, which has really great prices and wonderful food. I can’t believe that I ordered oatmeal LOL! But it came with maple syrup and milk, plus a side of homemade wheat toast (carb overload, anyone?)
My parents each got the french toast, which looked to die for. Think John and I might come and split an order of this:
Been a nice day today. I got a chance to spend a good amount of time cleaning up my garden bed. It looks quite good for late spring! We have had rain and it is nice and green. Unfortunately, we have almost no free dirt to garden in. The back of our house has a large workshop and garage on it, so I am limited to the front of the house and a wee bit on the side.
Here is the front. When they did road work and laid new water and gas lines, they tore up all the front yards, almost right up to my garden, so the lawn looks pretty sorry now, but it is getting better:
Some close ups of my roses:
This is High Society climber that is pretty short right now:
This is Sunsprite – and I will talk more about this rose in a couple weeks, it has very special significance (teaser!)
This is a Knockout Shrub – you can see it is the biggest in the picture and blooms like a son of a gun all summer. Not too fragrant though.
Here was an earlier picture from May with my black and white tulips:
It’s latte time! We are going to a New Orleans inspired place for dinner called Bistro Talullah. Yum! Good thing I ran 6 miles today, right?