Saturday, June 23, 2012

Parched...

 Everything is so dry,
the squall lines dry up when they hit
the parched earth...

 dry bones of gardens stunted by weather
events, extreme early warm weather,
then frost after frost, then dry...

 even the drought resistant wild
flowers have suffered...

 dill is coming along, as is the celery,
waiting for the recipes of winter treats...

 first zinnia opens to dry, cloudy skies...

 Brussel's sprouts n broccoli are gittin big...

Scratch sniffs the marigolds
and the eggplant sets forth their
purple fruits...
mmmmm...eggplant parmesan,
is it ready yet!

6 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Thought it was long past time for a visit to your world! If only I could blow some of our flooding winter rains your way! We have more than enough to spare!

I drove to school last Friday on roads I had never travelled. The familiar ones were closed due to flooding! Even the open roads were flooded with rushing water and the countryside seemed to be like chains of lakes stretching to the horizon! I have never seen anything like it before! No photos! I was too afraid that my little car may drown!

Apart from that, I have just finished doing the report marathon! So glad to see the end of that! I've been surviving on scheduling blog posts at the weekend then working during the week! But once reports were done I celebrated by creating yet another blog! So sad! More work! But I love it!

In spite of all your dry weather, your vegie garden looks so healthy! What a great job you have done!

Now to will some rain your way!

BIG HUGS for you and Scratchy!

Gayle said...

I agree with Gemma.......I am sure you have been having to work extra hard, but your garden looks pretty darn good!! I won't be showing any pictures of mine!!

misselaineous said...

Hi Sharon...wish I could share some of our rain with you! have been trying to get my yard mowed for 2 weeks...I work, sun shines..I'm home,rain falls! Was in Texas 2 weeks ago, and it rained so hard @ DFW they shut down the airport for 2 or 3 hours! *e*

Golden West said...

You'll have a bountiful harvest in no time! Amazing how your out building looks like it's been there forever - charming!

Leigh said...

It wasn't too long ago I was complaining about too much rain. We haven't gotten a drop since. You photos are still lovely, and your garden looks great! Reminds me I need to go dig out the sprinkler tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Bought a couple rain barrels about 6 years ago. They help with watering the plants. And this year I purchased 3 big garbage cans to collect water. Old orange juice bottles get filled from these and walked all over the yard. As the garden was planted we used the rain water also. Your garden does look very green and healthy so far. Wishing you well with the veggies.