This year I am determined to do two things that will hopefully enrich my life and make me a little happier and a little less manic. One is to get myself up earlier every morning. I want to use this time to do the garden. I think I need the extra creativity and feeling of production, of doing something with my hands that creates an end product. As it is, we've been barbecuing and watering and enjoying the blooming garden, watching the growth of the tomatoes, the strawberries, the roses, the cucumber. It's pretty exhilarating. Things seem to be changing constantly; I love it. Here are some photos of the fruits of our labours for your enjoyment.