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Mums and Morning Glory

October 12th, 2010

Flower Gardener

October 5th, 2010

My vegetable garden was not exactly a raving success this year.

My tomatoes were full or worm holes, my cucumbers and squash were sucked to death by squash bugs and my green beans struggled in a poor patch of soil.  Only my bell pepper plants flourished… and I don’t even like bell peppers!

But my flowers were beautiful.

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They seemed to know that I love them the best.

Fruit

September 3rd, 2010

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Last year we planted six fruit trees.

Two pears, two apples, a cherry and a peach.

This year I harvested a dozen pears, a dozen peaches and two apples.

We ate the pears.

The apples were admired for their mutant appearance and discarded.

Hopefully next year they will be mature enough for a better harvest.

I decided to save the peaches for a later date.

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I washed them.

Peeled them.

Coated them in lemon juice and sprinkled on a bit of sugar.

Just enough for a hearty pie in the depths of winter.

So who’s the sturdiest pilgrim in the neighborhood today?

Me!