Thursday, August 28, 2008

Someone Special

Look what someone special did for me--

After she purchased the first cookbook, she said she would be back for another. I had forgotten all about it; then one day there was the order for the second one.

So heartwarming to find these special people who enter our lives. I am truly blessed.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Garden Progress

Maybe there should be another title for this, because of how BIG some of the things are. We are quite shocked when we find each one.
Brandywine tomatoes are huge. We had one weigh 1 lb., another weighed 1 lb. 2 oz. and then we found the one pictured which weighed 1 lb. 8 oz. In the second picture you can see it in comparison to some also large sized tomatoes. Shown in the picture are a few Chocolate Drop tomatoes. They are like a cherry tomato, but are dark colored like chocolate. Very tasty. The small oval shaped ones are Baby Girl and very sweet.
Then there is the large cucumber. What can you say? It just grew big. We gave it to a friend who is into making relish.
EG has a large dahlia bed, of which he is really proud. He keeps me supplied with bouquets every day. But of this yellow one, he is especially proud. It measures 10 inches across! What a beauty!
So enjoy looking. We’re happy to share with you.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Garden Beauties

These are some pictures we just took of things that are growing in our yard. First of all on the deck we see a beautiful canna. This was grown from the seed of Princess Di Canna, but it doesn't look like the parent plant. Then there's the lovely red hibiscus grown so tall with a profusion of huge blossoms. The last two pictures show one plant of Brandywine tomato with its twelve large fruits plus several small ones. Just beginning to ripen, a taste treat awaits us!