Monday, August 29, 2011

Garden Results

This year we put out a vegetable garden. The first time in many years we have leased a property with the prospects for gardening. We started our garden roughly June 1st. Nothing fancy Tomatoes, Radishes, Lettuce Peppers, Green Beans, Peas, Yellow Squash, Cucumbers,  Pie Pumpkins, and Watermelon.

Here are a few Images from the last couple of months.

The garden started small but grew quickly in a couple of months.

Green beans


Pickling Cucumbers.

Today, I pickled these peppers and can't wait to use them.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gentle Evening

Summer is in full swing in central Wisconsin. I have not posted anything for a couple of weeks due to nagging knee injury (Meniscus tear)  that I am finally getting resolved in a couple of weeks by the way of surgery.We had a storm roll through here several weeks ago that took out several beloved firs around the house. Eleven trees in total were damaged. Some snapped off several feet above the ground and others were blown over. Straight line winds were the cause. It was worst storm to hit this area in years. With things getting back to normal,  I have  taken a couple of pictures of our garden that we planted at the beginning of June and will post those at a later time. A break in the humidity, allowed for very pleasant weather today. I found myself out this evening making a few images. I try to push myself to always make better images than I have taken in the past. While flowers make easy targets because of their own natural beauty as I was preparing to go inside I noticed a couple of small flowers growing around a spruce in the backyard. These little wild flowers were very small and only standing a couple of inches off of the ground. 

Last year, the apple tree out in the backyard did not produce any fruit. This year it looks like we should have plenty. I should start thinking about a cider press. The apples are not very large and making cider out of them would be the best use for them.

This apple and others had already fallen from the wind.

A gentle evening breeze makes these Brown-eyed Susans flutter in the wind.