Sunday, August 30, 2009

the view from here...

It's absolutely gorgeous outside today, so I'm sitting on my back patio in my lonely pink lawnchair looking at my backyard. Just thought you should see it too. :) Unfortunately, my sister took these pics when the pretty flowers were fresh and new in the baskets, but either the sunshine, the flood, or my lack of green thumb kind of destroyed them. Slowly a few of them are coming back, but I'm not very good at taking care of them. Oops :)

I love that I have a little bit of a garden though. I have fresh basil in there that I have yet to make use of more than once, and yesterday at the farmer's market I bought a stevia plant that I look very forward to using. I'm not sure where it's going to go yet, but I'm excited about it! For those of you who don't know, stevia is a natural sweetener. Apparently you can just put the leaves into your coffee or tea, or you can dry them and crush up the dried leaves. If you've seen Truvia in the stores, that's exactly what it is--dried leaves crumbled up. Except it's white and powdery, and I'm curious to see if that's what it will look like when I dry and crumble mine? Doubt it.

Anyway, that's my backyard. I'll post more pics of the apartment sometime soon. I'm still hanging pictures and rearranging a little bit.


Christine said...

It's adorable!

'becca said...

It's darling! The patio reminds me of a giant slate board that is ready for decorating with bright sidewalk chalk. At times I find myself missing my the apartments of my 20's. I loved sitting on the patio reading or just watching the passers by.
I have a delightful porch in Rwanda, but no furniture to sit on and enjoy...maybe I'll try to find some today. (not so easy around these parts, I'll have to see if my friend is back in town that has connections in the village where it is made.) Enjoy ~