Sunday, July 24, 2016

gardens everywhere I look

post #294
     Today is a checking in with the gardens I see around me. So many. I don't have a garde this year because I couldn't deal with the deer problem at this time. Next year this place will have a big garden, I am sure.
     SO, here and there, gardens, gardens. Yesterday I had my first annual bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, with lots of mayo, and the tomato was from nearby neighbors. (See first photo) Thanks, Tammy!  I have written poems about BLTs; I don't eat much bacon the rest of the year.

           We went to visit Sandy and Junie's chickens and rabbits, and I took a few photos of their hilltop garden, with three sessions of corn - newly planted, stalks in waiting, and almost ready ears on the tallest rows. Good luck distracting the raccoons!

This photo was made earlier in the visit, with my shadow for fun. This also shows what a difference light makes when a photo is taken!
Here's a garden where horses used to graze. This home's garden used to be across the road, the one we take to drive to town.
     For a book project, I needed a photo of an apple orchard, so I went searching for one. Indeed I found a house, barn, young and old apple trees, and a garden, too. Here are three views, taken from the roadside that curves up and around their farm:

    Then there is George and Margie's garden. I have shared photos from here other years. I caught this in the morning, when the light was good, and I don't think they were home.  But they have given me permission to take photos any time I can. I rarely get going early enough to catch them actually working in their magnificant garden.
again corn, for now and for later

tomatoes, beets and beans

beets close-up
Turning my back on the garden, I took a photo of fields next door, so to speak, newly mowed.

This is a garden of sorts, at Morehead's recycling center -- I love it! This grove of black-eyed susans comes up every year in the patch between the cardboard bins and the delivery entrance.  All on their own. I was hoping to see it this year, and I did! I am grateful for the hard work the center does to make our community healthier.
        I hope everyone has had some fresh garden produce to enjoy this July!!  Enjoy the beauty, too.  I will end with a photo of the wonders of family who have spent the past week here growing, like a beautiful garden.  Well, maybe beautiful is the wrong adjective for the gang in this photo.... even though it is my best photo of the week.