August 22nd, Day 234: Harvest

Nothing better than an unexpected harvest!


August 8th, Day 220: Happy Sunflowers

I planted several varieties of sunflowers, as I mentioned last time I posted photos of the dwarf ones a few days ago.

A couple of the traditional sunflowers are opened up now, and I couldn’t resist climbing up on the edge of my garden box to get closer to them!

July 27th, Day 208: Gardening

When I first got the news that I would be a part of the community garden in Edgewood, I was thrilled. I drove out to the site to check it out (had only done drive-bys up until this point), and to find my own little plot.

This is what I found that day:

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Not too spectacular, no. But it had potential!

I went back a few days later to weed it, add steer poop, and get a few seedlings in the ground:


It’s crazy too look back at these photos from just a few months ago and see how different it looks out there!

This is what we’re dealing with now:

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July 24th, Day 205: Playing Catch Up

Whew! Where has the time gone? I was feeling pretty good about blogging every day, and working on my purples for the color group I’m in, but since I started my new job (in combination with the last two weeks at the old job) I’ve been too busy for anything!

My schedule has been something like this:

     Wake up
     Drive to work
     Drive home from work (or to second job)

So, bear with me while I do a little catching up on sharing my daily photos with you.

I thought about putting them all in this one post, but I like looking back and remembering what I did each day from each post’s content.


My garden has really been taking off lately, with all the warm weather we’ve been having here in Washington.

One of the other community garden folks even referred to my tomatoes plants as “The Beast.”

We’ve been able to harvest many things so far; potatoes, carrots, beets, peas, and beans mostly.

And this is a glimpse of what we have to look forward to:


I also found this little green guy on a sunflower, and Toby taking in the sunshine.


July 20th, Day 201: Sunflower

I planted a variety of sunflowers in my garden this year. I wasn’t sure I’d have enough room to grow those huge mega sunflowers that end up bigger than serving platter, and drooping all the way down to the ground. Instead I planted a dwarf variety, as well as an assortment of those dark velvety ones.

They have all been steadily growing, and today one of the dwarves started to open!

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