Monday, June 30, 2008

Trees and Moons

I know it's late, but I love our Russian Olive Tree.

(It's late because the blooms, and the aroma, are long gone. But I loved it while they endured.)

Why you ask. Because of the leaf color; blue/gray. And the aroma while it's in bloom; unbelievably sweet scented. Impossible to ignore.

In our area it's basically a weed tree, but we really enjoy it.

And this is for you especially, Genie, our Moongarden is doing well and being utilized;Three of the roses are blooming in this photo; Iceberg, Constance Spry and Blanc de Coubert.
I've even roasted some marshmallows in there lately.

And work related: I've recently been switched to mornings (per my request), so I'm now required to move myself out of bed at 4:30AM if I want to fit in my exercise routine pre-work. (And yes, it's best to do it BEFORE work.) So, I've been re-scheduling my day; again.


Bob and Robin said...

Yes, I do love our Olive Trees, too. We have two of the in our yard and the birds really love the fruits and the protection the thorns give them. We even had a Western Taniger in them this spring.

Bek said...

I love your garden! Everything looks so perfect. Your tree fits right in there and doesn't look like weed at all:)

Naturegirl said...

A magical moongarden! I can image the mood while sitting there enjoying it!
Great spot to enjoy the summer evenings!

Genie said...

Yea!!! I love the stars and moons in your fire pit! I LOVE your moongarden! We didn't even plant moonflowers this year let alone a big, beautiful garden. Your garden just gets better and better, so awesome.

I have to pat you on the back for your dedication to exercise. I'm a big believer in exercising FIRST THING too. I'm not naturally a morning person, but those times in my life when I could get up at 4 or 5, I really enjoyed it! The world is so beautiful before dawn! I hope you get to do some of your exercise outside but even if you don't, there's still that special 'morning vibe' to enjoy. Way to go!

Wurzerl said...

Wow!!! The moongarden is great and magic!!! And the tree with the wonderful silver leaves is a dream also.
Have sweet dreams in your moongarden

Rosemary said...

Oh my 4 30 is rather early but I am doing the same thing since my drive to work is now 1 hour and 15 minutes. I too love the fragrance of the olive tree.