Monday, August 3, 2009

Squash blossoms

It rained like crazy here in Maryland this morning and I figured it was a sign to stay in my pajamas as long as possible. So of course, I complied.

It was also too wet to do any cleaning, although I did try out the new vacuum (which worked fine, by the way). Right before it began pouring, I went outside and saw these lovely squash blossoms that are blooming out front. I laid a towel down to keep me dry as I took pictures from the ground. I didn’t want to get my pajamas wet, you know.

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We didn’t plant this vine. It appeared recently and has since taken over the front of the house but we’ve left it grow to see what it would become.

I’m guessing it’s a pumpkin.

I remember my husband carving a couple of jack-o-lanterns on the porch last October after he’d come home from the hospital. He just told me that he remembers throwing some of the seeds behind the azalea bush out front.

I remember it very well now. And it wasn’t until I went back and read [this post] that I also remembered how I’d felt at the time.

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Oh, hello there.

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There’s a storm coming, little bee. Just wanted to let you know.

In other happenings today, I took an absolutely delicious two hour nap. I rarely ever take naps but I must have needed it. It was wonderful with the cool breeze coming in the window and I had just looked at all these beautiful photos of Maine on flickr and dreamed of being there.

So you see how exciting it was around here today?

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Yes, I’m pretty sure it’s a pumpkin. I’ll keep you posted, k?

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

Thanks for your visits. It’s always good to have you stop by.

37 comments:

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

What beautiful photos and what a perfect way to spend a Sunday.

ONe of the very few mathematical equations I know is this:

Sunday + Rain + Pajamas = Nap.

Ellen said...

That little bee is so cute. Now your husband will have a free pumpkin to carve this fall.

Deb said...

Pumpkin pie! Pumpkin seeds...Yum!

LouDuk said...

I am loving the photos.

Georgie K. Buttons said...

I loved planting pumpkins when we had a garden. Best thing ever.

noble pig said...

I soooooooooo want my own pumpkin patch.

Living on the Spit said...

Pumpkin bread, pumpkin butter, pumpkin cheesecake...oh, what a lovely surprise.

I hope you hugged him for that wonderful surprise!!! Can not wait to see it grow!

I heart pumpkins...really, I do.

{{{JEALOUS}}}

Lisa A. said...

What gorgeous blossoms! I've never seen a pumpkin in that stage before. How exciting! Gotta love free stuff.

Leenie said...

Visualizing you in your jammies on the towel photoing the blossoms and, voila! a bee to add to the composition. Cool! Sounds like you had a great Sunday.

lakeviewer said...

Lovely pictures of an errant vine. I came in from Willow's, loving everything country.

45+ and Aspiring said...

Sounds like a very lovely day indeed. . . something about the breeze blowing through a window always makes me happy and "nappy."

Another Sister said...

Love me a good nap.
Could it be a watermelon?

msdewberry said...

If those were mine I would see lots of yummy things in my future. Great pictures of the bee. Very clear and detailed!!

JamaGenie said...

Beautiful photos, and I'm so glad you didn't get your PJs wet taking them. Something "wrong" about having to change into fresh PJs to take a nap after the shoot!

Amy said...

Wonderful photos as usual Kate!! I can't help but think of Italy when I see squash blossoms. It's the one and only time I've ever eaten a flower...and it was good..surprisingly!! Happy Monday to you!!

Kamana said...

are the flowers edible? i'm totally into edible flowers these days, and have been trying floral stirfries. very nice!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Sure hope it's a pumpkin. They're so pretty.

Did the bee run for cover when you told him there was a storm coming? Hide under a pumpkin leaf perhaps?

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
(I used that same mathematical equation for a while yesterday Chesapeake Bay woman)

diane said...

Oh, your pictures are beautiful! The little bee inside is wonderful. Love the photos, and even more your story. Wish I were in my pjs right about now....
Take care~

Hilary said...

That's so funny, because just the other day I noticed a huge vine growing out across the stone path.....originated from the pile of composted dirt I had delivered. It has not blossomed yet, and the leaves are huge, and it is a mystery....is it a squash? a pumpkin? Just have to wait and see I guess.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i love to cook up those blossems :) drool and volunteers are the best plants ever!

Hilary said...

"Oh, hello there." <--- loved that little greeting in the middle of your tale. Classic Kate! :) The photos are lovely.. can't wait to see the progression.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

What a wonderful excuse to lounge around in pj's!!

CJ xx

Daryl said...

Oh these make it all worthwhile .. all the rain and stuff I mean

willow said...

Hey, maybe you'll have another jack-o-lantern by October!

Thanks for your lovely contribution to the discussion at WM. :^)

mom x 2 said...

I love rainy Sundays when I can spend them in my pjs! Ahh Bliss!

I love your photos, they are always so amazing!

Mary said...

Oh yes, a day in your pj's is so wonderful! Love the squash blossoms -- beautiful!

The Weaver of Grass said...

That bee inside the pumpkin flower (yes I agree - that is what it looks like) is like a little jewel.

Anonymous said...

I would trade you a day or two of rain straight across for this 90 degree muggy stuff. Our Zuchini is burning up and losing leaves...

And yes, that last one looks pumpkin-y!

Asthmagirl

♥~♥ Nine Acres ♥~♥ said...

That was a nasty storm! Those look just like my butternut squash blooms!

Mental P Mama said...

we got the rain a few hours later. It was wonderful. And I didn't have a nap. But I did have a long brunch;)

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Kate, what a lovely surprise your vine must have been! Love the photos...made me smile to see the prettiest yellow and the little bee! Sounds like the most wonderful day!!! :) Cheryl

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Sounds like my kind of Sunday!
Those pictures are something else!

imom said...

Great shots and I love how you used a blanket so you wouldn't get your jammies wet! So awesome!

Cloudia said...

Thanks for sharing your perfect day!

Aloha-

Woman in a Window said...

That is exactly my kind of excitement. And when gifts spring from the ground unexpectantly like that, well, that IS quite a gift!
Be well,
xo
erin

Amongst The Oaks said...

I had a mystery squash type plant too, but when I returned from vacation yesterday I found that it had produced Acorn Squash. Must have come from the compost because we eat a lot of acorn squash and I throw the seeds in there.
~Laura

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