Thursday, July 19, 2012


The garden is so overrun right now.  I haven't been to work on it in probably 2 or 3 weeks.  It was either way to hot or it rained everyday.  This is not complaining or excusing, just stating a fact.  This is what was ready today.
July 19th

There is a beet, cucumber, zucchini, and two tomatoes.  Yikes. The old adage 'If you don't use it, you lose it" seems quite appropriate here. Cabbage bugs (or beetles) are everywhere as well.  Some cleaning and weeding is what is going to be going on for the next couple of days.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate.

The herbs are doing well though. Basil aplenty, tarragon galore, and more oregano that I need.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sign of summer

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Not Kansas

Well, I now have seen something corny :-)

I first noticed this on my corn stalk and had no idea what it was.  Is this what makes the ear of corn?  I thought it was cool. These must be the kernels before they get pollinated or something.

It has been so hot here thought that I have slept late and hadn't been in the garden for a while.  When I finally returned, here is what I saw.

It had turned into that antenna thing that I always see at the top of corn.  I do have an ear of corn forming with the silks and everything. WooHoo!

Here is the other stalk.  As you can tell, it isn't as high as an elephant's eye but hey, I will take what I can get right now.