Saturday, June 11, 2011

Things to Do in June

The Shoe Factory Art Co-Op
June Art Show

250 N. Goodman Street (#212)Second floor.

Exhibit Hours: Wed-Sat, Noon to 5 p.m.
June 10-30th, 2011.

Went to the opening last night and saw some fabulous metal works (functional art) by Kathy Kosel and striking garden totems by Bruce Day. Both would be conversation pieces to have in your gardens. Other works exhibited bring the garden indoors. Some whimsical, some
timeless -- something for everyone's garden.

Over 50 artists exhibiting. We took in the show; had a bite to eat at The Gate House and listened to a band play in the Village Gate Quad. Sadly, the music lasted for about an hour. Would have enjoyed hearing more. My friend Rick Petrie (poet ) was working the event in the quad. Need to find out the name of the band. Would like to go to their next live session.

There were a lot of other local musicians in the listening crowd.

The Jazz Festival started last night too. Plan on going to some of the street concerts this week. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate. Says it's going to rain today and a bit tomorrow (ugh!). Hope it passes us by.

Today, a lot of work awaits me in the garden. I will be planting potatoes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts (they look like jingle bells-- I love them!) Thus far, we have peas, tomatoes: honey bunches(yellow cherry), cherry, yellow grape, Marianna plum,Brandywine (heirloom; eggplants , purple and ghostbuster,onions, silver white, red, yellow (started and sets) Peppers, red, yellow, green-- all sweet.

Need to also plant, carrots, beets, lettuces, green beans, and all the other dry bean varieties we grow, zucchini, squash (several kinds) et more.

We are at least three weeks behind our usual planting. The weather has been
full of rain for days.

Have had sun for the past few days and everything is at last drying out.

Our basil looks good. Personally, I wish we could bottle that scent. I love basil.

Enjoy your weekend!

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