And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Good Life

These are my weeds. Don't they look lovely? I think they lend such a sophisticated air to my veggie patch

This is my high-tech watering system. Yup, that is an empty kitty litter bucket with a sprinkler on top. Notice the bricks keeping the sprinkler from flying all over the garden the minute I turn the water on.

By the way, kitty litter buckets make great garden stools as well.

We had a fire over at my folks' place over the weekend. It was a blast! We grilled brats and dogs and just spent some fun time together.

These be plums. They are descended from an ancient plum tree that was on the property when my parents bought it. A heavy wind brought down the origional, but these two trees had sprouted somewhere in the yard, so dad saved them. Looks like a bumper crop this year!

My apples. Also of unknown heritage. They have a fabulous flavor, tart and crisp. I have used them very successfully in pies, though they tend to be a little too juicy. I just add some tapioca or oatmeal, and we're on our way.

Last, but not least, a Black-Eyed Susan. These have been on the property since God was a baby as far as I can tell. They grow in with the rhubarb, which makes quite the sight. I just like the way the light in this photo turned the background purple and the way it contrasts with the bright yellow of the bloom.

1 comment:

Angelina said...

You mean you didn't photo-shop that? It's a great picture!