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Garden, Visitors, Etc.
July 17, 2008, 2:56 pm
Filed under: Celebration, Garden

Since I haven’t posted in over two weeks, here’s an attempt to catch up a little.

The garden is going gangbusters (including the weeds). The cotton (thanks, Michael!) bloomed,

Cotton Blossom

Cotton Blossom

the hops are climbing nicely and looking a little less bedraggled,

Hops

Hops

the purple sage made it through the winter even though it wasn’t supposed to,

Purple Sage

Purple Sage

there are pretty little violets gropwing next to the beans,

Violets & Beans

Violets & Beans

which are growing nicely next to the corn, although neither are growing as well as the weeds (of course),

Beans, Corn & Weeds

Beans, Corn & Weeds

the garlic is just about ready, as are the beets, and the lettuce looks yummy,

Beets, Lettuce, Garlic, Kale & Cabbage

Beets, Lettuce, Garlic, Kale & Cabbage

the onions and carrots are finally holding their own,

Onions & Carrots

Onions & Carrots

the beans, squash and cucumbers seem to have overcome whatever maladies were affecting them (with the help of some nasturtiums, marigolds and radishes that were interplanted after the fact),

Beans, Squash & Cucumbers

Beans, Squash & Cucumbers

some snapdragons showed up unexpectedly below the elderberry bush,

Snapdragons & Elderflowers

Snapdragons & Elderflowers

we have some wild roses,

Wild Roses

Wild Roses

calendula and some little yellow flower that says it’s a rudbeckia but doesn’t look like it to me,

Calendula & Rudbeckia

Calendula & Rudbeckia

some (ahem) evening glories (planted on the west side accidentally),

Evening Glories

Evening Glories

(there are now cherry tomatoes there, too), little baby chardlings,

5 Color Silverbeet

5 Color Silverbeet

three sisters that are now much bigger (most of these pictures were taken a couple weeks ago or so),

Three Sisters

Three Sisters

some echinacea,

Echinacea

Echinacea

some hollyhocks on steroids,

Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks

etc. Get the picture?

Mushroom-hunting a couple weeks ago, we saw lots of neat stuff:

Crown-Tipped Coral

Crown-Tipped Coral

Red Russula

Red Russula

Chanterelles (if I remember correctly)

Chanterelles (if I remember correctly)

Reishi

Reishi

and a bird’s nest (not the bird’s nest mushroom, which looks really really cool)

Nest

Nest

In more recent, exciting news, Matt’s parents are here visiting, taking us to wineries and waterfalls and great places to eat, and also putting our (lack of) dancing skills to shame.

Mike & MaryPat

Mike & MaryPat

That was on the Commons last night, dancing to Donna the Buffalo with most of Ithaca, after a little rainstorm which didn’t stop many folks. Tonight, we’re off to see Lucinda at Grassroots in Trumansburg, so I’d better do chores now in time to get cleaned up before we leave!

I would tell you about hay or the day the team (three up) ran away or the day I learned to ride, but gee, that would just take too long for today…

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The world from your house looks so beautiful and peaceful, Bekah. Thanks for sharing. I remember my first garden back in the summer of 1974 and feeling so powerful to do the work of creating along with nature! It is an amazing experience and honor to do this work you are doing. Hugs to you and please give Matt a hug from me.
P.S. I see my sister is wearing her purse while dancing (she learned this from our grandmother Nana — ask her about it…) and it is good to see them playing with you and Matt. She phoned and I can hear such joy in her voice. Love to you all.

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