The sun came back!

See, this morning when I got up it was just beginning to break through --

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And by noon, we had sun in earnest. So I thought I'd show you a little bit of what it looks like around the house -- just a little bit.

I planted 3 different cherry tomato varieties in some of the *many* plastic cat litter buckets we have --

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They're looking pretty happy, especially now that it is sunny again.

In front we have some rose rugosa that we have been nurturing -- I love these roses which grow wild here. Ours are a pretty double flowered variety and are the fisrt roses to bloom        

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We've got some scarlet runner beans too, which were slow to get started, then were attacked by slugs but which are coming along now --

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And some hollyhocks--


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The vegetable garden is slow -- the tomatoes are fine but we were only recently able to plant the seeds and the peppers -- not much to see now but soon --

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Now a bit of knitting news -- it looks like I will be teaching a course in beaded lace knitting at my local yarn shop, Heavenly Socks Yarns. I stopped in today to talk with Helen who is enthused. So I sent a description off to her immediately. So once we get dates fired up, I will  design a simple lace scarf. This should be great fun!

It's a lazy summer afternoon here in Belfast -- Moe suggests you join him in relaxing

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