Thursday, October 4, 2012

Garden Turmoil

Here in Florida, we're still in quite a rainy season. We usually refer to the "afternoon summer thunderstorms" when we're talking about the 30 minute intense showers that we get, followed by plenty of sunshine. As I see from my calendar we're in Autumn, and my daughter's soccer practices are still getting rained out, so I think we might want to adjust that name just a bit.

It's this time of year that my husband and I begin to plan our vegetable garden. You see, we grow our vegetables here in Florida from October until May. Last year we had a bumper crop of lettuce -- we couldn't eat enough to keep up with it. We ate the snap peas right off the vines, they were so good. We successfully grew corn for the first time, and will definitely plant more of that this year. The only vegetable that lasted through the summer is our green peppers. Those couple of plants are quite hardy, and survived the summer heat and bugs.

Now, however, with all the rain we've had, I feel we are in the midst of a garden turmoil. The grass is growing so fast, it's quite thick and long between mowings. Our flowering vine on the fence is going crazy, and I can't talk over it to my neighbors anymore. I must find a dry but not too hot weekend so I can tame that beast.

All of this talk leads me to the unveiling of a finished painting. I worked on this one for awhile, and even showed you some photos in process in a previous blog post. I've put the finishing touches on it, and it is now hanging in a place of honor in my home. What do you think of this Garden Turmoil?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lovely painting... been there with the garden turmoil.