In My Garden











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.


  1. Lisa Coffee says:

    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. mirari says:

    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. sally says:

    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. Lisa says:

    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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February 18, 2015 Homelife