when i look out my kitchen window, i get to see this pretty garden:
to the right is my trusty ole espresso machine, to the left a little mint plant and a cactus that never dies no matter how many times i knock it in the kitchen sink. and in the background, our garden which also never dies, despite our chronic neglect. it's funny, it surprises me every spring that it seems to be full of blue and purple things, and i think, "i really should plant some pink or white or yellow stuff in there," and then a bunch of pink and white and yellow things bloom, right around the middle of june!
it still needs some work, but last weekend m and i got a bunch of weeds out of it, and just when we were thinking about watering, it rained. so you can see lamb's ears, boo's strawberry plant, a pretty yellow lily of some sort, yarrow, catmint, pink poppies, johnson's blue geraniums, purple weedy tall guys that need to be staked (and divided -- and i can't remember what they are called), and a white peony getting ready to bloom, too.
plus, there's bean's garden, with some tall irises and other pretties. we need to add a few lupine plants this summer, cause they're her favorite.