Thursday, June 1, 2017

“Lyda was an exuberant, even a dramatic gardener. . . She was always holding up a lettuce or a bunch of radishes with an air of resolute courage, as though she had shot them herself.” ~ Renata Adler, Speedboat The spinach is finished and, just in time, the lettuce is ready. I love the cute, compact […]

Monday, May 29, 2017

“A visitor to a garden sees the successes, usually. The gardener remembers mistakes and losses, some for a long time, and imagines the garden in a year, and in an unimaginable future.” ~ W.S. Merwin, What Is a Garden? Disaster in my garden–my tomato plants, that I’ve nurtured from the time I put tiny black […]

Saturday, May 27, 2017

“A weed is a plant whose virtue is not yet known.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I notice it when I’m heading indoors from photographing the lilac buds one day. Tucked away, hidden almost, among the growing greenery that will one day turn to a mound of white daisies, the soft downy white bud bows in […]

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

“The first gatherings of the garden in May of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby – how could anything so beautiful be mine. And this emotion of wonder filled me for each vegetable as it was gathered every year. There is nothing that is comparable to it, as […]

Monday, May 22, 2017

“It is a time of quiet joy, the sunny morning. When the glittery dew is on the mallow weeds, each leaf holds a jewel which is beautiful if not valuable. This is no time for hurry or for bustle. Thoughts are slow and deep and golden in the morning.” ~ John Steinbeck, Tortilla Flat I […]

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” ~ Lewis Grizzard The sun is shining and the forecast for the day, respectable; I’m anticipating a busy day starting with being out and about running an assortment of errands this morning. Then, this afternoon–ah, this afternoon . . . I’ve got […]