Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday in Henry's Garden

Tomatoes in the kitchen window, from whence
Henry just snatches them to eat whenever he feels like it.

This week I have enjoyed fresh cucumbers sliced up in ice water (thanks, Betsy!), sliced tomatoes on a grilled hamburger, wedge tomatoes in a salad, and grilled eggplant (okay, so "enjoyed" is stretching that one).  Lima beans should be making an appearance in a pot soon, and I'm expecting Henry to do some frying magic with okra this week.   I'm salivating over the cantaloupe that are coming along nicely, and cautiously optimistic that I may actually get a little more squash!   We've given up on the bell peppers, sad to say, and I'm still sad that the radish ran their course, but that's just how life in the garden goes, I reckon.

Can you spot my Garden Gnome?

This is what you call a "mess of 'maters"

This is what you call "don't want to wait for vine ripening."


Okra blossoms are much prettier than okra.

Oh, please, Oh, please, Oh, please!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sunshine in the Garden

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“I don't think there's anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me that's because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that's such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life."

From "The Calendar Girls"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

This one takes at least a little explaining.  I had occasion to have a brain scan this week. 
When the doctor came in to show me this, I cracked up.

I've never seen my brain before, and maybe it looks like everybody else's, but my first thought was,"It's so HAPPY!"

I've been told I see life through Pollyanna lenses.   While I take exception to that characterization, it is true that on a scale from 1 - 10, with 1 being "obnoxiously morose" and 10 being "perpetually in danger of being Mayor of Fiddle-Dee-Dee-ville," I'm generally about an 8.5.

It doesn't mean that I'm not heartbreakingly aware of the most difficult things in life -- I most certainly am.  What it does mean is that while the difficult things force us to walk through them, they do not require we take up residence inside them.  

Regular programming resuming soon!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Oakwood Cemetery Tour, June 6, 2010

Henry's Garden, June 6

I am no eggplant fan, but I figured somebody
out there might want to see one.

Beans will be here soon!

I loved the way the sunshine hit the garden early this morning.  The sunfllowers (on the left) have overtaken the tomatoes.

This little flowering weed reminded me that no matter how much planting, tending, and cultivating Henry does intentionally, Somebody Else gave us these gifts, and that even when they don't feed us they can bring us joy.

My bell pepper!!!!
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