Garden love

Today I decided I’m not going to write about the trials of overcoming a shattered friendship with an addict, the frustrations of raising a teen and a toddler, living with one car or whatever else is driving me to get back on “the happy pills.”

Today I am going to focus on something wonderful: our summer garden. While the rest of the world is watching the 2008 summer games in Beijing, relaxing by the shore or chasing Sasquatch through the bayou, we’re reaping the benefits of our best-ever summer garden. We’ve had a lot of rain this season, which has made our plants grow crazy-nuts huge.

Oh sure, our water bill will be high and the weeding is endless, but we’ve had some of the most amazing salads, fresh salsas and dishes with zucchini, squash, tomatoes, peppers and corn. I love love love having a big bowl of freshly picked vegetables on my kitchen counter. For those of you know at thing or two about me, fresh produce=sexytimes.

Here are some of the highlights.

The goods:

The good earth:

Good for the garden:

Good god:

**I found the praying mantis in our coneflowers. The biggest one I’ve ever seen. We took it inside to photograph. Left the room for a moment to get a new lens. When we returned, all I can say is, things got very strange. The weirdness isn’t all happening south of the Mason-Dixon line.**

4 thoughts on “Garden love

  1. That is some sexy produce, there. So jealous. NJ is overrun with deer and they inhale anything and everything unless you can afford to encase your property with deer fence.

    I’m on happy pills, too! Yay happy pills!

  2. …Oooo girl, I couldn’t agree more! And need I say, that produce photo and the praying mantis are incredible! And hasn’t this been the easiest gardening season ever? We hardly had to water our garden this year due to the rain that we received and like your garden ours has been bountiful too!

    …Btw, your garden is beautiful! Enjoy!

    …Blessings… :o)

  3. I should clarify a point: We HAD a lot of rain in late spring/early summer. When the rain stopped, I turned on the faucet to continue the big gulps with which the plants flourished. Hence, the recent worries about water bills.

  4. That’s a nice crop Mom Zombie. We got rain also this year. For the past couple of years, we were in severe drought.
    It was really bad for the big farms especially.
    Hey, look at that fellow in your photo. That’s the Big Foot. Watch out Mom Zombie. He’s unstable. Better put up some wind chimes to frighten him.
    That is one big praying mantis. He may eat Big Foot or injure him. Then you can freeze that baby and sell him.

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