Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Small Garden For One

This small  12 x 12 square garden always supplies enough for my table and sometimes share with visiting daughter.

Planted as of this date - lettuce, peas, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, turnip greens, collards,
kale, green peppers, onions and 3 tomato plants.

Herbs look wonderful - Rosemary, Cilantro, Thyme, Sage, Dill, Parsley, Chives, Lavender and Basil.

The cuttings of many perennials that have been moved from home to home - all look

Wild flowers are beginning to bloom.    Pear and Apple tree are in bloom.  Also a blueberry bush,
raspberry and blackberry bush are looking good (just enough for a bowl at breakfast)

Filling humming bird feeders and waiting for them to arrive.

My son who is visiting
continually comments
on what a  beautiful Spring, so colorful,
everything emerging and how different it looks from Thailand.

The thought
comes to mind
is it always this beautiful,
colors so vibrant and  quiet and peaceful
on this little plot of land
or is it
 that the Winter seemed so long
or that I realize there are not as many
Springs in the future for me to enjoy
as there was in the past...

Soon daughter from Florida and granddaughter from New York will be visiting for a few

Daughters, soninlaw from the big local city and two young granddaughters will visit next weekend.

Needless to say  a special time
for this One Woman...


Sallysmom said...

Special times with family - enjoy!

Balisha said...

Have a wonderful glad to hear that you can share your beautiful woods with family.

Tabor said...

There is much to do this time of year it is wise to observe all the beauty. Love that your family loves it as much as you!

lil red hen said...

Oh my! Your garden makes me envious; mine hasn't even been turned yet and I'm so hungry for fresh, crisp garden produce. Maybe I'm like a cow ~ the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

Mary @ Colony Mountain Folk Art Dolls said...

Spring seemed slow to come this year, but when she did...Wow! Just in time for your special family gathering...wonderful times!

Mrs A said...

Your garden sounds as though it is very productive, very satisfying for all those tummies you feed! Have a lovely time with your family...probably no need to say that as I know you will be! Our son is in Thailand at the moment and is loving it, love Mrs A

mel said...

I can hear your happiness.

Wisewebwoman said...

Lovely OWJ, a picture would be nice but your words paint a beautiful one. Our planting season is so late, May.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sallysmom, Balisha, Tabor, Charlotte, Mary, Mrs. A, Mel and Wisewebwoman, thanks for visiting.
This early morning in the 30's
oh my - Spring return soon...

Aisling said...

So glad your family is visiting. Those are the very best times. I know you will cherish and fully live each moment.

Anonymous said...

I am envious! Such a bounty you will have. And, I am impressed to know you have put it all in a small bed. Bravo, and enjoy!