It’s been a long winter/spring/start to summer — I have hardly had a moment to play at blogging since I went back to school in October.
they called the class “criminal procedure” ~ really it is Constitutional law to keep me awake nights reading :)
The terms are 8 weeks long, with no break in between save at Christmas and late August. Finally the school heard the students crying for relief; beginning the end of August we will have a week’s break after every term. At last!
Here is where I am working these days… wouldn’t you like to come visit!!? :)
view from my ‘office’ window ~ beautiful caribbean-colored grand traverse bay :)
And here are some photos from summertime in the north woods.
Dear G built the ‘little’ garden for me — a giant raised bed — and the plants are growing huge. Now if only we would see a little fruit!
view of the new little garden from the dining room window ~ pure green joy!
heirloom tomato plants and ichiban eggplant grow large in the little garden ~ waiting for the heat to bring the fruit
the little garden grows corn and various squashes…
hoping for some korean gray squash
a ‘three sisters’ garden ~ plant corn, plant beans to grow up the cornstalks, plant squash to keep the weeds down ~ but the squash are taking over!
a buttercup squash blossom with baby squash ~ we need bees to pollinate and there is hardly a bee to be found
snake and ash gourds are vining out…
hopeful “beefsteak tomatoes” of an unknown heirloom variety
black prince tomato plants grown from seed ~ they are flowering now
the big garden is full to bursting with plants ~ here are amish paste tomatoes and carrots
amish paste tomatoes coming on ~ we were picking these in October last year
sweet 100 cherry tomatoes are reliable
Dear G’s favorite ~ the pepper plantation with about 10 varieties! already picking banana peppers here :)
yummy serrano peppers ~ my fav!
korean radishes are starting to heave out of the ground ~ time to make kimchi soon
the awesome garden table complete with a sink ~ dear G built it so we can wash veggies outdoors!
and the first korean radish ~ ready for a bath
we got a few cherries from the trees in the yard before the birds claimed them…
the bird pond with teepee of brush for the bathers to hide in ~ that huge pile in back is just part of the wood dear G has already split for winter warmth
a philadelphia vireo waits to snatch a drink from the pond
dear G got this great shot of the male redstart at the bird pond ~ he’s the orange and black fellow on the right :)
And last but not least, the kitties :)
lemur the dreamer is the outdoor kitty in summer
his name is gibby (like gibbous moon) but I like to call him gibbily francis :)
pinks snoozing and daisy snuggling ~ view to the front yard behind
All is cozy in the north woods. How does your garden grow?