How I remember as a kid when daylight savings time kicked in the frustration of having to stop playing and go to bed when it wasn't dark yet. Lauren still goes to bed by 7 p.m. She's not needing to take naps any longer, but she just doesn't do as well without getting a good (and long) night's sleep. So with the time change she made note of it still being light outside now when she goes to bed. That sparked the memory for me of one of the poems I learned from my book A Child's Garden of Verses, by Robert Louis Stevenson that I loved as a kid.
We've been making the most of the extra light and getting things done. I've partially painted the house, about 1/2 of it. I've added some shots here:
|Old color outside kitchen|
|March 3rd, 2012|
|Planting the sunflowers|
|Today and the changes - it was a bit windy|
Kevin and Cameron made a trip to pick up another load of compost for me as I prepare to expand my garden areas.
|Yay, more garden soil!|
|My two-toned house in the back : )|
The girls were out inspecting the progress today of the garden as a whole and particularly their sunflowers. I included the original planting of their seeds on March 3rd, and today the size of the flowers. Still a bit more growing before we get the flower heads to show. The corn is really taking off and there's lots of small yellow squash and zucchini growing.