Rainy Day

okra flower napping on a rainy day

daisy napping
daisy napping on a rainy day

It should be about the end of the little-garden-that-could, but here in the northeast we’ve had such warm weather that my green beans, tomatoes, pumpkin, and even okra are still flowering. The vines are dying back, but the tomatoes keep coming. The eggplant is also flowering yet, but the fruits are looking a little odd.
I thought it would be fun to get some snaps on this rainy Columbus Day.

early girl tomatoes
early girl tomatoes

better boy tomatoes with pumpkin
better boy tomatoes with pumpkin ripening

okra flower

egg plant
egg plant for “Click” at Bee and Jai’s Jugalbandi

All photos are taken with an Olympus Camedia C-750 Ultra Zoom (4.0 megapixel, 10x optical zoom). I don’t use a tripod or any special lighting. Just for fun… no formal training here and no competition for all of the talented photographers out there!! 🙂



  1. sia said

    oops… can u plz delete the previous comment??? i made a boo-boo 😀

    and yes… i really really loved ur EGG entry…very creative pic linda 🙂

    Your wish is my command, Sia dear 🙂 and thank you so much, little afternoon photo fun 😉

  2. bee said

    those okra flowers are gorgeous. and so is the “egg plant”. thanks for participating.

    Thanks for the fun theme, Bee. I loved the furled up okra blossoms, glad you did too 🙂

  3. meeso said

    Really pretty pictures….but I love the napping kitty 🙂

    Thanks Meeso, she’s my fav. too 🙂

  4. Asha said

    It’s a long summer for you too. We have 92F today and I still have Eggplants, Pear Tomatoes, chillies and Okra!:))
    Plants looking great there Linda, enjoy before Winter hits ya!:))
    That’s a REAL Egg sticking to stem, ain’t it? You clever girl! For a minute, I thought you are cheating with good old Baingan! Hahaha!!

    Yes ma’am, thass a real egg! I have a real blossom too, on that same plant, but the pic was blurry so didn’t post. Keep on sending that warm weather north and we’ll be in fresh veggies till November 🙂

  5. Asha said

    Where did my previous comment go? Get it Linda. It was loong!!!

    yes ma’am, was in the lost ‘n found 🙂

  6. sharmi said

    hey the last one rocks!

    glad you enjoyed, Sharmi! 🙂

  7. neroli said

    the former southern gal in me is going ga-ga over the green tomatoes and the okra!
    when I was a little girl I used to make little dollies out of my great-aunt’s hollyhock flowers, and lay on the cool slate beneath their grape arbor with those little flower-dollies to watch those bumblebees buzz.
    the smell of the concords was intoxicating.
    the colors of the petals were intimately beautiful: just as that white-to-pink progression in your napping okra bloom…
    an artist’s eye and heart you have, dear Linda.
    thank you 🙂

    If that’s so, Neroli, it’s my dear nana and uncle speaking through me as they were the artists in the garden! So happy if you got a good memory from the pics 🙂

  8. Nice entry for the click event Linda…..The veggies in ur garden are thriving dear……The kitty is very cute 🙂

    Aw, thanks Sirisha… all kitties are cute especially when napping, yes? 🙂

  9. TBC said

    Loved your “egg plant” 🙂 Question: How did ya manage to make it stay on the leaf? Did it not keep rolling off?

    Thanks TBC, glad you enjoyed it… answer: magic 😉

  10. shanti said

    hi that egg plant looks too good…

    hi Shanti, haven’t seen your blog yet so I must peek! thanks for stopping and for your kind comment 🙂

  11. bhags said

    You do work hard in the garden…that egg plant thing is very smart indeed

    I won’t argue Bhags, I dug alot of boulders out of that ground for my little garden, and it paid off, even bearing eggs! 😉

  12. lakshmi said

    :clap: :clap: – you’re damn smart, aren’t you?

    smart is debatable, Lakshmi — smart-alec for sure 🙂

  13. Kaykat said

    Haa haa haa! That “egg plant” pic rocks! Very clever 🙂

    Glad you enjoyed, Kaykat 🙂

  14. Cinnamon said

    Very Nice pictures… esp the “egg plant” 🙂

    Thank you, Cinnamon 🙂

  15. Maryann said

    That egg plant is so cool!

    Thanks Maryann 🙂

  16. indosungod said

    Love the Eggplant picture pretty good, fooled me into believing it was a new type of eggplant 🙂 Just love the warm weather and the fact that the fresh veggie season has prolonged a bit.

    If there were a new eggplant, ISG, you’d surely have some in your garden! 😉 Glad you’re getting the extended season, too 🙂

  17. A lovely to die for….. we stay in a condo so don’t have a garden!

    Thanks Big Boys — saw some of your yummy cakes, great stuff! 🙂

  18. sunita said

    The ‘eggplant’ idea was really clever:)

    Just a little holiday fun, Sunita, thanks! 🙂

  19. sandeepa said

    That “eggplant” was a neat idea. Very clever and also fun 🙂

    Glad you liked it Sandeepa — long weekends do that to me sometimes 🙂

  20. Nupur said

    Very creative, Linda! Now tell us, how did you stick the egg on there??

    Magic, Nupur 😉

  21. Suganya said

    Linda Linda Linda….That brought a smile to my face. Very creative 🙂

    Glad you enjoyed Suganya, thanks 🙂

  22. Tee said

    Great entry, Linda! It brought back a great childhood memory…on our school bus route was a house. On the window sill of this house was a potted plant and everytime i used to see it, there used to be egg shells on the plant. i was so amazed to see this…(i was really young then, kindergarten or something), gradually, as my wisdom increased i realized that they were put up for show and that eggs can’t grow on trees ;)) I was so dumb then :))

    That’s a great story Tee, thanks for sharing it! Too bad we have to grow up and learn better, yes? 🙂

  23. Richa said

    ur plants look so beautiful, linda!
    my bell peppers are still thriving due to this weather, am not complaining at all 😉

    Thanks Richa — I guess we can’t complain a bit this fall! 🙂

  24. mm said

    🙂 Another piece of work from your creative mind….

    Glad you liked it — thanks, mm… 🙂

  25. musy said

    EGG plant looks great! Very creative and cute, Linda 🙂 and i love that lil’ cutie, Daisy 🙂

    That’s a very clever kitty you made there, Musy! Daisy was hiding in that little cat house all the rainy day 🙂

  26. Nabeela said

    I like that last picture 😉

    Thanks Nabeela 😉

  27. urbanvegan said

    Thanks for this glimpse into your own eden.

    I’m happy you enjoyed it, urbanvegan 🙂

  28. kumudha said

    The bounty of your garden is great!
    Wonderful pictures!

    Thanks so much, Kumudha 🙂

  29. VegeYum said

    Wonderfully beautiful photos. I came back to look at them again. Love the egg one!

    Thanks VegeYum — I’m so happy you enjoyed! 🙂

  30. mandira said

    love the picture of your okra plant. And the “egg” plant too… it’s great that your plants are still flowering. It’s been super hot here too… but now it’s plunged down to 40s and 50s!

    Thanks Mandira 🙂 I see it’s turning colder out your way — temp has dropped here, too. Soon will be picking green tomatoes to save them 🙂

  31. Grihini said

    Nice concept for ‘click’: eggplant :))

    Thanks Grihini… just a little holiday funnin’ around 🙂

  32. Lovely idea! All your veggies and plants look great!

    Thank you so much, Archana 🙂

  33. Cynthia said

    How lovely and bountious!

    Thanks Cynthia — I have been lucky with that garden this year 🙂

  34. mansi said

    This is very very creative!! love your garden:)

    Thank you Mansi — lucky me, it’s still flowering even in October 🙂

  35. Pelicano said

    We haven’t yet had our first frost either Linda…so my tomatoes are still producing as well! Quite odd…

    It is an odd year Pel, but I’ll take it if it means fresh tomatoes this late! 😉

  36. shyam said

    LOVE the egg plant 🙂

    Ha ha Shammi — I think you and I have same sense of humor 😉

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