It's late, but we got the garden in. I wasn't sure we'd be here to harvest and that made me so sad that I decided to focus more on the moment. Yay! Because putting gardens in just celebrate the Season so well. Here's to one more year of trying to grow tomatoes at 7,000 feet.
I spent some time this evening fishing ladybugs out of the "Walls - O - Water" that surround the tomato plants and, hopefully, will keep the tomatoes warmer at night. I think if I fill the wall cells up to the top the lady bugs can get out on their own. We don't want to drown our ladybugs.
Here's a picture of my "water wise" garden from High Country Gardens which is a nursery based in Santa Fe that specializes in high altitude drought resistant plant varieties. I planted this walkway 4 years ago and it is totally beautiful every year around early summer.
And as for a downsizing "update"? Well, the appraisal came in at about what I thought it would. The wealthy land buying physician is "thinking" about it. And, I've certainly been doing my share of grieving. It brings tears to my eyes every time I think about selling this place even though it is a wise move for us. I'll survive. Always do.
Here are some bears that I caught the tale end of on a ride to Beulah the other night. One of these days I'm going to get some good pictures of those critters.