Smokey Sky, Garden Pictures, and an Early Birthday Gift!

Well…it’s summer time! The Truckee Meadows is being socked-in by all the smoke from the wildfires in northern California and the Pyramid Lake area. While I’m wheezing and coughing a bit…it makes for a lovely sunrise. These were taken this morning when I got to work around 5:45 am.

Peas are growing! Pulling pretty colored radishes. And that wee yellow squash doubled in size by the time I got home yesterday…it has a very pretty squash blossom on it now. Will take a picture of that tonight.

I bought a VERY CUTE button bracelet for my niece from a friend on Etsy. And in the box she also sent an early birthday present (mine isn’t until July)! It’s a bracelet I was teasing her about ~ “now that I’m all tanned from working out in the yard that bracelet you made sure would look pretty on me!” 🙂 Sure enough! It’s very pretty! It was wrapped up in a wooden box covered with Detroit Red Wings stickers! HAHAHAHAHA! Thank you Donna! You are a sweetie! I hope you sell lots in your etsy store!

Camping with 8 year old girls!

My mom and sister are either very brave or not right in the head…still debating that one. They took on a lot of 8 year old girls (6 of them stayed and camped overnight) for my niece’s birthday party on Saturday at Davis Creek Park out in Washoe Valley.

When I got there we started making walking sticks out of 5/8″ wooden dowels. We wrapped hemp rope around the area where we would hold the stick and then painted, beaded, and added feathers. It lasted about 2 hours. Then was cupcake decorating and opening presents. I only have pictures of the crafting part…had to get back home before the rest of the party was over.

Group painting

Julia wrapping her stick with hemp

Izzy painting

Birthday girl wrapping little cousin’s, Brooke, walking stick

Brooke painting said stick

Girls tying up birthday girl’s little brother, Nathan.

Garden Pictures & Birthday Weekend

I went out and took pictures last night after watering the garden ~ it’s the first time I’ve had to water in a week with all the rain we’ve been having!

The green onions and carrots are about 1″ to 1-1/4″ in height now. Radishes getting bigger. Peppers looking good….as are the pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, strawberries, tomatoes, corn, peas and beans! YEAH! All of the herbs are growing nicely too.

My niece’s birthday is Saturday and she wants to go camping! Her party will be at Davis Creek Park out in Washoe Valley. So, I’ll be spending some time out there tomorrow exploring the park with a bunch of girls and their parents. 🙂 Below is a picture of Hannah and Nathan at Davis Creek Pond last year.

Hope everyone has a GREAT WEEKEND! Will be back on Monday with lots of pictures. 🙂