But weeds make a good backdrop, don't you think? Actually, I am finding dirt
beneath the dandelions and plantain which means there's potential for lettuce seeds
to make a home there one day.
Aloria found some quality dirt too...
...though apparently she wasn't thinking "garden soil" so much as "dessert".
(I admit it does kind of look like a truffle. How disappointing.)
Maybe it wasn't as bad as I had imagined?
Whahoo! Why you been holdin' out on me so long, Mom? This stuff is verrrrrrry... organic!
And then there was this girl.
She was industrious in the garden with me, first making some dandelion soup:
Then moving into the wide world of Worm Wrangler!
I'm told that the one on the right there below, is "the daddy worm".
I don't know much about worms, but I might have to agree with her. That big-daddy is definitely a whopper!
Waaaaaait a minute, what is she doing?
"Carolina what are you doing?!! Are you... Yes.. yes you are."
Yes she is - she is putting those worms in her pocket! Eeeeeeek!!!!
Oh and Pill Bugs. She collected whole families of these things today!
Do you call them Roly Poly's?
There were others of course, scooting in and out of the garden depending on the
interesting-ness of our endeavors there.
Weed-pulling usually draw less of a crowd for instance, then actual seed-planting.
Do not be fooled by all this green.
It's either honest-to-goodness real weeds, or a couple resilient herbs that have put down roots to stay
- one verdant Lemon Balm is our happiest example and is often pruned back by some
Lemon-Balm-chomping specimen such as this:
More dirt or after-shocks from the last bite?
Did you see our dandelions? Ok. Last picture, I promise. Look at the stems on these things! Wow.
Don't know if I have a vase tall enough for those Sue, but luckily....
I do have my camera ;-)