Wednesday, August 26, 2009

no new pictures, really

boy it has been so long since I posted, hope I haven't lost any readers.
not sure what to say, so this is a test drive sort of thing.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Yesterdays pictures of the garden stuff

I have peaches on the trees and they are looking so luscious already, I have no idea how they will taste as I just planted them this year.
I have tomatoes as you can see, too. ripe ones, green ones, small ones, big ones and volunteer ones.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

You deserve more pictures!

Since I was so remiss, and didn't mention that the previous batch of pictures had the cherry pink amaryllis's I am uploading more pictures. One will show the tomatoes progress and the cucumbers we are harvesting (boy are they sweet and crunchy) and whatever the pictures I can load in; there seems to be a limit each time. My husband took the pictures of the cats all lounging on the rocking chair.

Holy cow, it has been a while!

It has been a while yet again since I posted, meanwhile the garden is growing, the husbands' knee is healing and I have been cooking and busy. The knitting has been ripped out a bit but now severely and the gardens are burgeoning and the husband is active and busy. One picture is over the most gigantic chile rellenos I have ever made, or seen; in the pan, they don't look big but that frying pan is about 18" across!!!! I could only do two rellenos at a time, the chiles were about 12-14" long and they took a lot of cheese but my husband said they were the best he ever had and he was born and raised in Southern California where chile rellenos are common and popular here.

I will show some more updated pic to show the progress!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sorry I haven't been around

I need to upload pics that are on the camera; we have an eppiphyllum blooming, the leaf with buds is how they appear first. The calla lilies were huge this year, I had one that was as big as a lunch plate. And we don't use chemical fertilizers.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Still planting stuff

This is a view of the Earth Boxes in the dusk. We have about 10 more tomato plants to plant.

Friday, March 20, 2009

There is a contest going on!

If you are a lover of handknit socks, like me, a very nice blogger is celebrating her 200th post with a gift of socks to someone who reads the blog and posts about it and then links to it. Who wouldn't love that?? Here is the link, and she has a great blog I have read off and on for a while.

That is so generous, because if like me, they take forever-and-a-day that is wonderful indeed!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The tree had 5 varieties of flowers/fruits

I have some other pictures of the peach and nectarine flowers on the tree; the bright red double bloom is the Nectarine Double Delight which sounds awesome in taste. I can't wait, I hope it sets. I will upload also the cauliflower pictures that are very colorful.

pictures of the flowers

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I have trees blooming

I had bought some trees, 2 apricot trees meant for Southern Californias mild winters, and a "SHOWY 5 in 1" tree, which has 3 branches of nectarines, and 2 branches of peaches on a stock which is meant to withstand our dry hot climate. The nectarines and peaches are blooming and the flowers are indeed showy. Not enough to take pics of as the rest of the garden is tacky looking at this time of year.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy New Year

Belatedly, but happy new year, nonetheless.  I am so remiss, partly because I need to download another photo program and partly because I haven't been really knitting, and the gardening is minimal in the winter time; the garden is mostly cruciferous veggies and salad things.  I am planting of course, but there isn't much to show off.  Cooking wise, I am still widening the horizons, I am making tamales, and can sure see why the Mexican women get together in groups to do so.  I have a tendancy to like labor intensive things.