Its looking rather wind blown and parched. But somehow, despite the weather and my inattention its still giving us food to eat and fuel ourselves with. Zuccini and onions a plenty. Carrots and parsnip and bok choi. Tomatoes are ripening slowly as are the peppers.

It’s messy and a bit wild and freeform this year. I guess you could say I’m not feeling it as much as I was last season. It seems to be a drain on my time that I cannot keep up with. A place where good intentions go to die. Unrealised. Sunflowers and Zinnias from friends have blossomed. My corn – which was looking great was eaten by a 4 legged equine. I was unimpressed by that. And a bit sad. The beans came and went – they were delicious but the wind destroyed them. Squash plants are trying hard. Potatoes need digging.

I think that my lent resolution will not be to ‘give up’ anything, but rather to be more focused and proactive. Take those little 5 minute moments in which to do the things that need doing. Because, lets be honest. Giving up chocolate. Not going to happen.

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4 Replies

  1. Lovely pics! We’re heading into sub zero temps this week and I’m daydreaming of days spent working in the garden sun. But I know, too, this feeling you describe about being overwhelmed by it all. Summer, with all its work and sunshine and adventures can be exhausting. Enjoy the chocolate! xo

  2. you should be happy, i still have my zuccini plant on the garden!!!! even with snow… past year i was quite like you right now, but now i’m really in the mood for growing lots of vegetables, let’s see it my intentions are the same late in september 😉

  3. Sounds like a good Lent intention! And such beautiful colours out there even if it is a little more neglected than you’d like.

  4. I love a peek into someone else’s garden… Hopefully those tomatoes will ripen up nicely and you will feel all productive again ;). Xx

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