We try to plan vacations
when there aren't too many garden chores
When Mother Nature waters the garden
rather than sprinklers and hoses.
However, last week
we were gone
Daughter Sarah and her Andy were expecting their first
When it is Hot and Dry!
A waterer was needed if we expected to have anything left in pots and window boxes when we returned.
Friend Joan came over on Sunday before we left.
To see what needed watering and where hose and watering can were.
Afterwards, because it was really hot,
we had a nosh and tea inside!
Iced tea and cookies
My favorite and old sugar cookie recipe, with lavender added to the dough
Cut with the teapot cookie cutter, sprinkled with sugar and a sprig of rosemary placed on top.
And tea . . . iced tea -- a lemony iced tea!
Because it was so hot -- the icy tea was refreshing!
And my lavender wands in an old blue and white transferware tray.
We nibbled and sipped and talked gardens.
The plants were in wonderful hands --
they grew leaps and bounds while we were gone
But, alas, so were the weeds!
(which is on my to do list for the week)
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