Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Saturday, February 21, 2009

remembering and dreaming

Gretta and I are off EARLY this morning to the midwest. We are hoping that our flight is able to get us to O'Hare despite the snow.  We are catching up with dear friends from our days in Chicagoland, then we are going to look at a DIFFERENT college.  While we are traveling, here are some pictures of our garden in VT last summer.  It was our first summer on the property, and we appreciated the beds built by the former owner, and especially the asparagus he had planted! Ordering seeds last night got us remembering last summer's harvest, and dreaming about this summer's. Are you remembering and dreaming ?  Do you tend a garden? Please tell us about yours in the comments section. Thanks!


  1. Beautiful pictures of your garden! Last year i was down to one clump of asparagus (used to have a 10' row, but it didn't like competing with 10' of catnip and weeds), two tomato plants, a lemon grass, some Thai basil, catnip of course, and mint...and the woodchuck decimated the tomato plants. But i'm still planning on trying again this year! And have several flower beds, some with brand new daylilies and peonies that i hope will be big enough to bloom this year.

  2. I remember my dad's garden. For many years, nestled against the back fence, it spanned the entire width of our yard. He retired early from the US goverment's Environmental Protection Agency and was forever intent upon figuring out natural ways to grow food without harmful chemicals.
    His garden provided us all with the MOST delicious peppers, zucchini, lettuce, tomatoes....oh, the tomatoes! My mom would 'put them up' for sauce which would last all winter long.
    Alas, I am not a gardener, but I have a vivid memory of dad in the garden wearing his big straw hat. He did this well into his 80's and loved it.

  3. Been meaning to respond and thank you both for your comments. Like quiltcat, I think gardening is a very flexible undertaking. Seems like each spring we work with a different situation.....weeds, woodchucks, the weather......good luck with the peonies and day lilies!
    And I loved reading about Judy's Dad's garden, especially the big straw hat. Sounds like he was organic before it was hip.