Sunday, August 10, 2008

Simple Pleasures

Summer is all about simple pleasures. Whether it's seeing that first tomato turning color on the vine, or cutting into a watermelon summer time is a marvelous, magical time. It takes longer than you think for a tomato to turn ripe. Watermelons take about three months to ripen. Gardening is all about patience. Early pickers are not welcome in the garden. Patience certainly pays off though. Biting into that first tomato or watermelon just brings a big smile and a deep joy to me.
The summer crops are really coming on strong right now. Harvest goes on just about everyday. There's green beans, squash, zuchinni, okra, purple hull and black eye peas, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Watermelons and cantaloupes are starting to ripen. Fall vegetables are being seeded into trays for an early start. I'm daydreaming about fall weather right now. I'm also looking forward to a week off in early October.

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