The July 22 Garden

The July 22 Garden

Gardens are a form of autobiography. ~ Sydney Eddison The garden is looking a little bare in some spots because we’ve been harvesting a lot of produce in recent weeks. I harvested the last of the green beans a couple of days ago. We’ve feasted on the tender young beans, I’ve got a shelf full […]

Alpine Flowers

Alpine Flowers

Yesterday Gerry and I took a little day trip to the Sun Peaks resort where we rode the chair lift to the top and then hiked some trails enjoying the beautiful alpine flowers in bloom right now. I chose to go with the macro lens on my camera and so, while I captured images of […]

The July 5 Garden

The July 5 Garden

We’re just home from the garden where I picked another bucket of green beans. I decided to grow them after I made dilly beans last year (with beans bought from the farmer’s market) that we enjoyed immensely. I wanted to grow my own this year and make some more. I chose Venture Blue Lake bush beans and […]

Uncle Bill's Mustard

Uncle Bill’s Mustard

One of the flavours I remember best from childhood was the homemade mustard Uncle Bill made. Summertime meals were simple back then: a plate of cold cuts, white bread or homemade buns, assorted pickles, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, butter, and a variety of condiments. I always reached for the little baby food jar filled with […]

A Daisy A Day

A Daisy A Day

I was outside early in my pajamas this morning. The morning air already warm, promising another scorcher here in the ‘Loops. The sprinklers were on in the yard and the air was fresh. I captured a few images of the water spraying and played with my shutter speed to get different effects. It was a good […]

The June 22 Garden

The June 22 Garden

Thanks to the early spring and warm (hot!) weather we enjoyed this spring the garden is ahead of schedule. I’m beginning to wonder if I overplanted in some areas but it will all work out in the end. Thought I’d take on on a tour of the garden this first day of summer. Seems like […]

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