So yesterday I did...and y'know? It's just not very impressive from a distance. And it occurred to me; this is still only mid March! The camera won't pick up the verdant lush nature of this place until mid April or later, once the flowers have started blooming, and the veggie garden actually has some produce. (Okay, besides lettuce and spinach cuttings every day.)
But I've been so excited after the winter--every little leaf budding out makes me want to shout! Woohooooo! Spring!!!
I know--our winter here is only three months long. And even then it's not so much cold as it is just bare and sleeping. Come visit in July for an accurate picture of the downside to such a mild winter. But back to the point. Garden pictures!
I went ahead and took a few, because I was embarrassed to post a picture of last years' peach blossoms in the last post. So...for now, until I can get some good April pictures, here is some of the garden. (Click to zoom.)
|Foreground; broccoli and Brussels sprouts, background; peas.|
|Spinach, lettuce, and more peas!|
|Mmmmm. Red cabbage!|
|More Mmmmm! Asparagus. Plants are still too young to harvest. Maybe a few spears this fall...|
|But she looks awefully nice in her spring finery, eh?|
|The Peggy Martin climbing rose has grown 8 feet in one year! Multiplier onions in the foreground...|
|The last of the perennial beds, and Schultz standing on the new grass seed to fill out the bare dirt. Silly dog.|
|Not much rain this year, so not many wildflowers...but we still have our Texas Bluebonnets.|
|The new bed again. See the giant fire ant mound in the foreground?|
|This is Pete. He guards the house when we're gone.|