Wednesday, May 26, 2010

For my friends

We do not always have the climate, the soil, the time, the money, etc. to garden. I have run amok this year and we may as well all enjoy it. So here are a few shots from this evening. [And yes, it is amazing how lots of cropping and playing with contrast and brightness can enhance reality.]




Yes, those are tomatoes. We live in hope!



--the BB

8 comments:

it's margaret said...

How wonderful!

You know --we can't get good ol' lavender like the variety you have there.... we can only get this woosy kind back here. Not as fragrant and not as many buds and requires lots and lots o' water....

Paul said...

I have three kinds growing in the yard: French, Spanish, and English lavender. You can never have too much.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Gorgeous! Thank you. I loves me the cropping and the shopping. Everyone can take perfect pictures! However, all the help notwithstanding, it's obvious to me that your camera is of a higher quality than mine.

Paul said...

Thanks. I am trying to recoup all the money I paid for it. LOL. Also, I have serious camera envy of the Cunning Runt. My photo blogging hero.

susan s. said...

Lovely photos, Paul. We have two tomato plants in the ground here in Berkeley. It will be interesting to see if they produce this year.
Tom always wants some big tomatoes to make sandwiches with, so he gets antique beefsteak plants. He never gets very many.
I love lavender. Someday I will get some planted.

The vw = petspa! Do you take your pets to the pet spa?

Fran said...

Nice... I am letting the fields go fallow here. I may put in a few things for color, but that is it.

We have to let our veggie garden go fallow because we had a blight last year. We need to excavate some of the soil and finally build that raised bed garden that we have discussed for 2 years... but it won't be this year!

So I am enjoying your garden- thank you!

Paul said...

May I tide you over until you have your raised beds, Fran. We had raised beds in El Cerrito and they were wonderful.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

More gorgeous flowers ;=)