Spring

Spring

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kale

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Morning dew on Kale
Each drop of dew clings to a small dip in the edge of the kale leaf. I just love how this happens.

After two days of rain the sun is shining again and the temps are up in the 60s. (My husband points out that there are not many places in the US in summer where one can say that.)  My vegetable garden is growing - slowly; baby zucchini are stretching toward the sun. If we were in warmer climes, the zucchini would grow multiple inches daily but here, we measure their growth by quarter and half-inches.

This is the kind of weather that kale, chard and lettuce love. Not so much squashes and tomatoes, but I don't stop trying.




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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chard

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Chard in the vegetable garden
 It's been such a long time since I put up a post that I hardly know where to begin.  On a happy note, I suppose:  My summer has just begun, no work until mid-August, and a brand new vegetable garden producing chard, kale and lettuces in abundance (zucchini, cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, and basil to follow if the weather stays warm, even though it started raining last night and is raining still).

These days find me outside pruning, weeding and clearing berries, and although I always have my camera with me, and take lots of photos, they don't seem to be making their way to these pages.

I'm giving myself all the space I need to process this change.

Cheers!





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