Southern Stroll in the Yard

Submitted by Christi

We have had a lot of rain lately. This afternoon after the rain, I took a stroll through the yard and snapped a couple of pics for Outdoor Wednesday with A Southern Daydreamer.

Click on the logo to see some great outdoor pics.

Click on the logo to see some great outdoor pics.

Okay, so here we go for the stroll.

Here is another pic of the little robin teenager looking for worms. We are so glad that they have stuck around. Apparently, they will stay within 1/4 mile of the nest.

Here is another pic of the little robin teenager looking for worms. We are so glad that they have stuck around. Apparently, they will stay within 1/4 mile of the nest.

Here is the garden. A little soggy,but loving the rain.

Here is the garden. A little soggy,but loving the rain.

Can’t wait to harvest some of the vegetables out of the garden. They are growing really fast. I usually already am able to harvest by this time but got a little bit of a late start this year.

I've had this for a long time. I just moved it to the veggie garden.

I've had this for a long time. I just moved it to the veggie garden.

You can see the clover, as well as the veggies, love the rain.

You can see the clover, as well as the veggies, love the rain.

She Who Loves A Garden
Has A Very Special Treasure
For She Has Found Her Private Paradise.

Today’s Lagniappe: ┬áRosemary Shortbread Cookies
This recipe is very similar to the Lemon Thyme Cookies, only with Rosemary. Hmmmm!

By the way, a friend asked what a lagniappe is – it is “a little something extra.”

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar for decoration
  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and 2/3 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour salt and rosemary until well blended. The dough will be somewhat soft. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees F). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into rectangles 1 1/2×2 inches in size. Place cookies 1 inch apart on the lined cookie sheets. Sprinkle the remaining sugar over the tops.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden at the edges. Cool on wire racks, and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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25 Responses to “Southern Stroll in the Yard”

  1. Sue Says:

    Hi Christi,
    Love your garden so neat, and watching birds always fascinates me, I so enjoy watching them. This recipe looks delicious, and since i grow rosemary i just might have to try it. Thank you for sharing.
    Sue

  2. ellen b Says:

    I bet your garden is loving the rain. How fun that the robins are staying close by. Shortbread cookies with rosemary…very interesting. I’ll have to try them when I’m in Washington and my rosemary bush :0)

  3. susan Says:

    I love your garden rock. My husband says he can always tell when I have something on my mind. I have a tendency to “work it out” in my flower beds!

  4. Kathy Says:

    I love to watch the Robins too, I love your stone it’s so true and looks like you will have some lovely veg, the rosemary shortbread sounds delicious, happy Outdoor Wednesday, Kathy.

  5. Mary Says:

    Your garden is beautifully tended and your photos of it are wonderful. I’m glad your “teenager” didn’t fly to far from the nest. They are fascinating to watch. Blessings.

  6. Melissa (Missy) Says:

    Love the garden and the birdie. It has been wet here in AL as well.

  7. Jadehollow Says:

    Great lil garden Christi! Love the lil stone!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

  8. [email protected] Says:

    I love your sweet little garden. Mine looks horrible right now. I need to get out there. Very sweet.

  9. Susan Says:

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday Christi! your garden look great.. I wish I had one! I love the garden ston too! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

  10. Rainey Says:

    Your garden is so beautiful! Mine is so small, but I cram all I can into it… mostly fresh herbs… Enjoy Summa~time!

    ~Really Rainey~

  11. fitty Says:

    Happy OW.. you got very neat garden.. so pretty.. I wish I got the same garden as yours.
    thanks for sharing.. Happy OW & have a great day

  12. Barb Says:

    Hi Christi, love your garden and the garden rock is wonderful! Everything looks so healthy!! Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

    Barb

  13. Mama Bear Says:

    Good morning,
    We’ve had more rain than previous Springs. We’ll need it if we have the droughts of previous years. Did you grow up having gardens like we did? For the paste 15 years, we’ve only been able to grow a few plants in pots or borders. Since moving to this house late last summer, we’ve planned to have a real garden this year. We’re starting small but it will probably be expanded in the future. I love the fresh veggies and can’t wait for that first tomato sandwich or fried green tomato.
    Thanks for sharing on this outdoor Wednesday.
    Mama Bear

  14. Mama Says:

    Christi, your gardem looks great. When you begin harvesting let us know and we will come for another visit.

  15. Gina Says:

    Love your garden. I keep saying that I’m going to start me one, but so far that hasn’t happened. My grandparents had a huge garden when I was growing up and I worked in it all summer. Maybe that’s why I don’t have one….

  16. Kathy b Says:

    Your garden looks so neat and tidy with mulch between the rows. I’m curious to know what you’ve planted.

    Fun to see your “foster robin”.

    Kathy b

  17. stefanie Says:

    your garden is growing beautifully, your lucky you have rain, its been dry in Calif.

  18. Janie G Says:

    I love your little veggie garden. Don’t you just love looking at it each day and seeing what is new?

  19. Mary Ellen Says:

    Your veggie garden looks so nice! We started digging up for one and the soil is so hard decided we need to go with a raised bed but haven’t figured out what to use for border so for right now my few veggies are in pots!

    blessings
    mary

  20. Crystal Says:

    Hi Christi,
    Your garden looks like it is doing great. I had a late start with my garden too. The cold weather first, then followed by all the rain. In the mountains of PA, we still had frost warning after mid May, this year.
    Happy Gardening!
    Crystal

  21. Kristine Says:

    Really like the rock…so true!

    Kristine

  22. Brenda Kula Says:

    Well, what a nice little garden of veggies you have coming up! You’re going to be eating good and healthy. Isn’t it nice to have resident robins? Makes you feel safer I’m sure, as they will eat the bugs and harp at visitors!
    Brenda

  23. Lynn Guinn Says:

    Your garden is so tidy. Perhaps I need to go out and fix mine up!

  24. Kathleen Says:

    Wishing you a wonderful harvest! Very chilly and rainy here too. Everything is late due to cool temps.
    Can’t wait for those fresh veggies!

  25. sunnymama Says:

    I enjoyed the stroll thanks! I really love your ‘hour in the garden’ stone, that’s a great addition to your veggie garden ­čÖé

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