Then I started to take another look around me. I wandered the garden looking at all the overgrown weeds in the pumpkin patch, the stray treelings that like to pop up in the wrong places, the general craziness of the garden, amid which I spotted this...
the butterflies seem to love the Joe Pye Weed. Their bright colors and fluttering wings brought a smile to my face and helped me to remember that I can't give up. I have to keep trying, no matter what. So I dug down deep inside and spent about two hours working on pulling weeds from the pumpkin patch (after wandering around and snapping lots of pictures of course.)
I made quite a dent in the pumpkin patch weeds, working on trying to get a new pathway into the garden. My regular path between the raised beds and pumpkin patch has become blocked by the volunteer from the composter, the zucchini and the cucumbers merging toward each other.
This is the volunteer. I've been trying for months to figure out what it is, squash, zucchini or pumpkin, but the mystery is solved.
It's Pumpkin! I found this baby yesterday and this morning it was already much larger. There are several babies on it and I'm so excited to see them. Yet another thing that reminded me to keep going, keep trying. I can't wait to see how they grow and what kind of pumpkin it turns out to be.
Tomorrow is full of doctor appointments so I hope to get back to work in the garden on Friday. Maybe I can have a pumpkin/garden progress post later this weekend.
I want to take this chance to thank Joane at Ivory Pumpkin for the package that arrived a few days ago. I won this beautiful skeleton key pendant necklace from her Pre-Halloween Give Away and she included a beautiful fairy pendant as well. I love them both. I have a thing for skeleton keys and am always drawn to them so this was an especially wonderful gift. :-)
If you haven't visited her site, please stop by. She's counting down to Halloween with lots of neat holiday related posts. And as evidenced by the beautiful pendants below is a very talented artist. Thank you, Joane!!
I'm going to say good night now and head on to bed. I hope to be back here soon!