Wednesday, May 29, 2013

2013 Garden

After a pathetic year of tomatoes and peppers, I swore I'd only grow greens and herbs this year. And it's actually working out swimmingly. I still have more seeds to sew (even though it's nearly June), but I need the proper potting soil. Ah, the joys of container gardening.

Meanwhile, I've been having a rawkin' time with Lightroom, playing with various filters. So here's pictures of my garden so far with an awesome cyanotype filter--cuz everything looks better in blue!

Baby figs! Hooray!

I'm the only person who doesn't grow purslane as a weed. Great for Omega-3's, great in smoothies cuz it chops up nicely. 

Very hard to see (sorry), but this is German thyme. 

Baby lemon balm. Can't wait to make tea out of this. 

Lamb's quarters. 

Don't tell Monsanto (although I don't think they deal in lamb's quarters), but my lamb's quarters re-seeded from last year and gave me a nice, new crop. 

No house that values both cats and gardening is complete with homegrown catnip. 
More pictures as things progress--hopefully in filters more exotic than cyanotype.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

So What's New?

Christ is Risen! (I guess that's not new, but Pascha just passed.)

I'm keeping the Nikon. I should just abandon all threats to get rid of it. It's here to stay.

I'm sick with something--something's out of whack. I think it's my thyroid, so I'm downing nascent iodine like a fiend. I'm hoping to see the naturopath I've seen before in hopes of having a natural solution.

Chris and I both have colds, but mine appears to be more mild than his.

Stupid Hammy's outside because he's cornered some nocturnal creature and now refuses to come in. He's been outside whining for about two hours. Oh well, Hamilton, that's the price you pay for not coming inside when Mommy tells you to!

God was benevolent to me and made me well enough to go to Pascha, but the very next day I was back to being sick and weak. I'm trying not to complain, which is really hard when you want a solution, but I'm weak in more ways than one.

Chris's semester is pretty much over.

I get up in the middle of the night and knit.

I missed a chance to go to the Nativity Monastery with friends because I don't listen to my voicemail.

I think that's all there is. I should get up from the computer and give the cat her chair back.