Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My Garden

I am sitting here hoping it will rain, again. It sprinkled earlier just enough to wet the apples in the trees, but not much fell on the ground. I feel like Lizzie in Lizzie in the Rainmaker at times, it is so dry here but life goes on.



I have added a few new plants this week, a Blackberry Lily along with a beautiful pale yellow day lily I bought on the side of the road outside of Aiken, SC.



My herbs are coming along well and the Lavender is blooming, I am going to find somewhere to put an entire bed of Lavender as the smell is wonderful here, especially at night. I dried a few herbs this week and used them on homemade croutons and stuffed a couple of game hens with some of the fresh rosemary and thyme... wonderful. It is nice to use our own grown things, not only to eat but to decorate the house with. I love cut flowers and place them here and there to brighten up a room.



Mommas apple tree has about 3 dozen apples this year, it is the best it's ever done and I can't wait to bite into one and make a pie. She would be pleased, so would my Aunt Hazel. Aunt Hazel always grew the best apples and I spent many childhood days in Jasper AL raiding the orchard with my cousins.



Isn't it funny how a simple sight, smell or taste can send you back in time to different places and memories...

4 comments:

Sunshine said...

Great pictures! I bet the croutons and hens were delicious!

Camella Black said...

Sunshine, they were.. I have a new blog just for food...come on over...http://foundations-a-cookbook.blogspot.com/

Melody said...

Your little herb garden is so cute. I reuse a lot of items in my gardens as planters too.

Patty said...

Beautiful photos. I especially love the many colors of green you captured in the apple photo.