Sunday, July 01, 2007

Time

I've jumped back on on the HSMS Holiday Game on the letter T - so here's my pic. It's an old shot and was a bit naff, so I zuped up the colours a bit to make it a bit more "now".

While I thank my lucky stars that we haven't seen the devastation that some parts of the country have seen this week, I am pretty infuriated by the appaling weather! As you know we're trying to grow our own fruit and veggies this year, and all this wind and rain has meant our crops have taken a battering. It's July the 1st, and still a storm rages on outside my window :( Most of our crops need sun to ripen them, so most have fallen by the wayside. We were lucky with some early strawberries, but I doubt we'll get many more, and I think there's no chance of us getting any heat-loving peppers or aubergines now. However, we appear to have plenty of courgettes on the way:We're already enjoying plenty of lettuce, spring onion and radish;And over the last couple of days I've noticed the beginings of some cucumbers and what just may be some flowers on the tomato plants which should eventually be replaced with juicy toms. All we need now is sunshine!!
I did manage to take a couple of snaps of the metal pails we have on the wall under the kitchen wondow, they are looking lovely at the moment despite this bad weather, the teeny tiny lobelia and the petunias seem to soldier on no matter what nature throws at them. We did have Mimulus in there too, but that looks like it's finished and the bizzy lizzies have been hampered by the rain too. But we've still got some Asters waiting to bloom, they are lovely for cutting and bringing in the house, so looking forward to that.
Yikes! Look at the reflection of the stormy sky in the window!! Here's to sunnier days! xxx

11 comments:

Sarah (AKA monroegirl) said...

Beautiful garden photographs Nat and I just love the one of the clock! I agree with you about the weather!!

Jolanda said...

Lovely pictures. So colourfull!

Vanda said...

Here, here Nat, we all need some sunshine now don't we. You have taken some stunning photos there :O) xXx

~*Gems*~ said...

Ooh the garden is looking pretty! :o)

xxx

etteY said...

great pictures! awesome shots! wonderful colors!

Gemma* said...

those veggies look yummy - even my bunny likes the look of them, and he's a very fussy eater!!!

Angela said...

The flowers are beautiful.

Love the crop on the clock photo
:-)

Heather said...

Love the photos nat. We're trying to grow our own crops this year as well but like you the weater is hindering them

Louise said...

I love your time pic Nat, and the window planters are gorgeous... I want sunnier days too :)

Caroline said...

Love the idea of homegrown veg - hope they taste as good as they look!!

Ruth said...

Love your garden photos...seems like we're all having weather problems this summer. It's so hot and dry here that we've had quite a bit of our garden just die even though we watered and tried to protect them from the sun. It's just too hot. Wish I could send you some of our sunshine.