In this my second season of growing a garden, I can't believe how many years of my life I was without one. This time of year when everything is winding down, I still have a few more rows of potatoes to dig while I'm still out gathering ripened tomatoes.
They always look so much better all scrubbed up. The little ones are for Simon (our parrot).
And the larger ones I slice up for Henri's favorite snack.
Home made potato chips fried up in extra virgin olive oil, with a little sea salt.
This year I grew 3 type of tomatoes. Some Roma tomatoes.
Some yellow ones, which are one of my favorite.
I also grew zucchini and some Japanese cucumbers.
I even made zucchini bread (but it was attacked before I could get a picture of two perfect loaves fresh from the oven.) I'm finding even a small garden harvest is such a delight to behold.
Here is one of the purple peppers that I grew from seed, still fresh with this morning's dew. I have yet to pick it.
I also grew some zinnias from seed for the first time this year.
They overlook our lobster traps and buoys in the distance.
I grew them so I could have some cut flowers to play with inside, and the ones that get damaged I like to use as an impromptu garnish.
Here's one more picture of the potatoes. They are called Red Norlans.
Actually, I just wanted to show you a close up of my lovely vintage scale that I found earlier this summer (you know, just in case you missed seeing it in the other picture I posted above.)