Saturday, July 9, 2011

Monsoon Season is Here!

Is there anything more fun than being a kid in the rain?

We live in Arizona and are usually blessed by monsoon rains this time of year. We had our first one over Fourth of July weekend. The kids had so much fun playing in the rain.

They each took a bucket (and a dog bowl) to catch rain out from under the porch roof.

My littlest one wanted to go down with the "big" boys. I was worried she would get upset once the rain hit her, but she loved splashing around in the puddles.

The boys had fun racing from the porch to the fence and back.

Poor little baby got caught when the rain started to really come down. She was yelling for someone to come and get her. The awesome mom that I am, I didn't really want to get soaked, so I tried to coax her back up on the porch by herself. It wasn't going to happen (I did eventually go down and grab her, but not before I took a picture of it!)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Garden Beauty

I wanted to share some of the beauties I have growing in my gardens right now. My thumb is looking greener every day! All of these flowers are perennials I planted this year.



Butterfly Bush

Blue Salvia

Cooper's Ice Plant

No idea what this one is called - if you know, could you tell me?

It is very low growing to the ground and is starting to spread out.

English Lavender

Pineapple Sage


Baby Zucchinis

Blackberry Bush


Vegetable Garden

(Green beans - purple and green, carrots, zucchini, tomatoes, basil, peppers, lettuce, cucumbers, peas)