Summertime, veggies and plastic spoons on the path least traveled…

Dear Diary Page 89…

Hello again Diary,

Thought I would pop in and leave some thoughts, a busy week coming up if the weather cools off.. have some errands to run and meetings perhaps, so will be busy busy busy and even more so in the coming days afterwards.. may be quite some time before I return online here..

Have been having a cycle of hot to cool weather and it is hot and humid now..been busy keeping the bird baths filled ( have five plus the one on a recycling pump) and around 4 PM it gets quite crowded.. here is a dove being a early bird, getting a bath before the crowd shows and it is standing room only… 😀

Dove on birdbath

As I said, suppose to be a brief cool down for three or four days next week, taking my time, will start to spread some mulch…


Bree does not have a allergy to this mulch and got it at a good price, delivered.. this on again, off again weather has had a impact on my potatoes… here is one container that finished a bit early..

potato 1

They were a experiment anyway, to see if I could grow them in containers or beds, and I can.. Pulled this batch and got about 2 pounds, the smallest about the size of a ping pong ball, the larger one, a baseball…

potato 2

Believe the other may have bigger potatoes, we’ll see… the rest of the garden is doing ok at the moment, still early but growing.. have had to protect the veggies from the squirrels this year, stopping short of razor wire… 😀

Cucumbers, onions and volunteer tomato plants (curious as to what they will produce)…

cuc, onons, tomatos

Tomatoes, rattail radish, etc…

tomato, radish

Weather permitting, the tomatoes should get around 5 feet tall and hopefully produce as well..and while out and about taking pictures of gardens, much to the delight of the frogs, insects, birds and other backyard critters, the water garden is doing Ok also…

pond area

And speaking of tomatoes, got these out of the freezer from last year..I freeze the small ones, mainly the Roma’s..


Once thawed they are much like stewed tomatoes, still have the taste, the skin comes off easy.. cannot slice them, of course, but are good in soups, stews or salsa… or eaten as is, like I will do with Sunday’s dinner, with a dash of sweet basil…

Also picked my first batch of rat-tail radish.. looks like a green bean but has the flavor of a radish, does well with the heat outdoors and grows in abundance…the plant you seen in the picture with the tomatoes has 80 on it… 😀

rattail radish

So, that is it for today and like I said, may be some time before I return (is that cheering I hear???? 🙂 ).. But I may pop in ever so briefly in the future to let you know what I did with these two plastic spoons.. 😀

plasstic spoon 1

That being said, will close now, leave some thoughts for the day and perhaps a song or two by Yanni and Enya…and venture on down the path least traveled, Bree and I, living life our way and chasing rainbows… don’t know when I shall return, but return I will, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

“It’s time for greatness — not for greed. It’s a time for idealism — not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action. A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back — but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you. “ Marian Wright Edleman

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent, never give it. “ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Do what you feel in you heart to be right, for you will be criticized anyway.. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Rainbows for dreamers, lovers and me… is that the reason Yanni???…

Only if one wants to (and the spirit is free and not shackled to a ideology)..

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