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Sunday, May 31, 2009

weekly winners: flowers and running update!

May 24-30, 2009

Last week I planted some flowers and veggies in pots on my front porch. My yard is pretty shaded, but we get a lot of sun in the front. I had a couple tomato plants in my porch garden last year that did quite well. A little too well, actually, so I'm only growing one tomato plant this year. I've also planted cucumber and bell pepper.

The tomato and cucumber plants are still small, so not much to photograph. But I started with a larger pepper plant. It looks like we've already got one growing!

future pepper

And for a little color, I added some flowers.

pink daisies

pink and yellow


fallen blooms

Out back, the hydrangeas are getting ready to bloom. We're going to have a lot of flowers soon!



And finally, not in my garden but fitting my floral theme, check out my cute new shoes!

cute shoes
Anthropologie, on sale!

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Running Update: I just got home from my ninth half marathon -- the Zooma Half Marathon. I wasn't expecting anything great since it's pretty hilly, and it was raining for the first five or six miles ...

But I got a new half marathon PR! 2:07:43 ... my previous best goes all the way back to 2005, at 2:13:11. Wow. I feel great! I guess that speed training is working!


At 12:23 PM, May 31, 2009, Blogger Tara R. said...

I love Gerber Daisies. Your pretty flowers are making me want to get a few for myself, the shoes are gorgeous too.

At 12:27 PM, May 31, 2009, Anonymous Vicky said...

Great set and I like how you tie in the shoes! My favorite is the red flowers on the wood. The texture is great!

At 1:01 PM, May 31, 2009, Blogger Running and living said...

Beautiful flowers and matching shoes! Ana-Maria

At 1:02 PM, May 31, 2009, Blogger Nik said...

My favorite is the fallen petals on the wooden space.

At 1:06 PM, May 31, 2009, Blogger J said...

I love the daisy (red flowers)...I think thats what they are. Great job on the Half marathon PR! That is great for rainy conditions! Obviously the speed training is helping!

At 2:51 PM, May 31, 2009, Blogger RunningLaur said...

Congrats on the new PR!

Love the fallen flowers on wood planks photo - very nice.

At 3:42 PM, May 31, 2009, Blogger Punk Rock Mom said...

you have to love sales at Anthropologie!

At 4:28 PM, May 31, 2009, Anonymous carpeviam said...

It's like a garden on your feet! So cute. I love the flower detail on the heel. Well done!

At 6:01 PM, May 31, 2009, Blogger hip chick said...

Very pretty. The colors are so bright and crisp.

At 6:17 PM, May 31, 2009, Blogger Smoochiefrog said...

Great job on the 1/2! You finished seconds before Roni did!

Love the red daisies. :)

At 5:15 AM, June 01, 2009, Blogger Little Apple said...

Congrats on the half! Below a 10 min pace is pretty awesome. You deserve the new shoes for that.

At 9:34 AM, June 01, 2009, Blogger Jientje said...

Chrystal clear shots, stunning!
By the way, I LOVE your new shoes!!

At 9:20 PM, June 01, 2009, Blogger carma said...

Gorgeous photos...Glad your run went well!! Congrats. Love the new shoes...cute AND on sale- you can't beat that!

At 9:52 PM, June 01, 2009, Anonymous Annie said...

Yay for the hydrangeas! Mine absolutely exploded this past week - it made me so happy! Can't wait to see yours!

At 2:39 PM, June 02, 2009, Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great flower shots. Love those shoes. Congrats on your half marathon time.


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