Thursday, September 23, 2010

Such as it is...the Garden

I've made nothing but disparaging remarks about my garden.
Here is our first tomato. We have tomato Number 3 on the counter in the kitchen ripening. They've both (Number 1 and 2) tasted like a little piece of Heaven. These three tomatoes are the sum total (is that redundant?) of the ripe tomatoes so far...and it is the end of September, the beginning of fall! I AM sorely disappointed in the harvest so far. The squashes are another story. They are flourishing and quite surprising.
I planted a Costata Romanesca in this spot but have a bright yellow/orange threesome growing beside a butternut-looking one. How does that happen????? I can hardly wait to try them out.
My DF (Dear Friend) Margaret came for a visit just before school began.
She is a lover of the sun and resting. Margaret taught me how to do the same.
And it was simiply Divine! Thank you Mago.

The zucchini production is disappointing also.
Here is one of 2...count them, One, Two zucchinis I've harvested.
And this was the big one!

Connie, this is for you. I did not plant zinnias this year. So, where did this come from ????? I didn't know they volunteered. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE red. So this is truly a gift from God.

The temps are dropping; we had a tiny nipping of frost in late August. It didn't touch anything by a few leaves of the squashes, so I'm hoping for an excellent harvest in a week or so when we get a hard frost. It has been a disappointing and dull garden year.
However, being a true gardener, I have higher hopes for next year.
Tomorrow is another day, said Scarlet O'Hara.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"The Time Has Come," the walrus said...

This is a blog about my school days. You see below, Mr. William, Reader Extraordinaire.
He (as well as the other students) was challenged to read as many books as he could over the summer, and he read 14 books! I'm so proud of him.
He won this wonderful book by Avi called, Crispin and the Cross of Lead. He belongs in one of my groups, the youngest, that I call
The Nubbins or My Little Angel Cakes. Below you see all of the Angel Cakes, William, with his cousin, Olivia, and Wyatt.
They are third-graders who come to school from 8:30-12:00 Tuesday-Friday.

You see the darlings of my school, the girls, 5th and 6th graders
whom I call my Diamonds because they sparkle like the stars.
They are Gracie, Emma, Faith, Aurelia, Abby, and Lauren.
We are all so excited to be together from 8:30-12:00 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

And you know these Cowboys below if you have followed my blog for long.
They are The Questers who are sometimes called The Big Boys.
They are rough and ready for action from 8:30-12:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

I LOVE teaching school,
especially because all my students are GOOD kids whose parents care about them and want them to do well. This is the best job in the world, and I thank God every day for the blessings that are so many that I don't have room enough to receive them (Malachi 3:10).
Every good and perfect gift is from above, and they are!