Garden day! I always love putting this post together. We had that really hot spell and the garden just popped today. Our temps got low overnight. I think they were in the upper 50s 😯 It was about 60 degrees when I went out for a quick pre-breakfast bike ride. I did 6.5 miles in 30 minutes and I needed to wear a little jacket.
It was cool enough to want a warmer breakfast, so I did banana custard oats today using 30 grams of oats instead of 40.
Topped with peanut flour and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. I threw a few chocolate chips on there, too, because it is Friday.
Pixie is in cooler weather mode, too. She is following me around and sticking to me like a burr. A white furry burr.
She makes my laptop a kneetop…
Busy morning of work, then it was lunchtime and Tour time!
I do have to say that watching the Tour during the daytime is shooting my productivity all to hell. Oh well, it’s only for 3 weeks. Go Thor!!
So on to the other tour – the tour of my garden! Lots of sleepy plants woke up this week.
3 of my 4 rose bushes are blooming again. Scentimental:
One lone clematis bloom peeking through the porch:
White swan coneflowers and liatris:
The knockout rose bush in the background:
This is looking down the little walkway. The left actually has only foot high plants, but the burning bush makes it look full on that side from this shot.
A lot of times I just stand in the middle of this path and enjoy.
Marigolds are really starting to pop now.
These are next to my butterfly bush which is taking forever to bloom! I see other butterfly bushes in the neighborhood all blossomed out, but not mine.
The tiniest snapdragon in the world:
It’s about 3 inches tall LOL!
Hooray for color!
Time for a caffeine hit:
Had a hard time concentrating for the rest of the afternoon. I had a case of the Friday’s today! I really wanted to be done with work. I also thought about going out for dinner, but John had started cooking something before I finished up work, so we stayed home.
Little mini pizzas on Arnold thins.
Good, but not real pizza.
I am off for an evening bike ride tonight, then some dried pineapple for dessert later.
I will have a fun update for Sunday. We are doing a Tour de Farm ride on Sunday, which is a 35 mile group ride through historical Saratoga and then we get a picnic sponsored by local farms afterwards. It’s going to be fun!
Any good plans this weekend?