Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Life is beautiful and so are turnips...

...and cabbage and cauliflower and peppers and potato plants and....all veggies...they're just beautiful.  Look at them really well....form, line, color, pattern, and....function!  Beautiful and useful....sometimes I catch myself just sitting, looking, absorbing and admiring all the beauty of veggie plants....
This a great time of year for planting in south Louisiana.  Some summer plants are still producing such as peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, basil and squash.  I even have an Asian silver line and banana melon or two.  Until frost hits they'll keep on loving the warm days....
....almost every flower is loving the warm not scorching days and are blooming and blooming....
....there are few pests this time of year.  They mostly consist of children (who knocked several large navel oranges out of my tree with the golf cart) the occasional stray caterpillar, and a couple of other bothersome bugs...see the little caterpillar trying to escape my view....squish....
...my second try a tater towers...the others went kaput...I think blight.  I'm trying it again using pine straw to fill the towers instead of compost...I will post on the results and whether I think it is worth it or not.  This advice should be taken with consideration of my very limited experience in growing potatoes.
These cauliflowers take my breath away.  They are so fluid and lovely looking.
The cabbages are forming heads nicely.  The lines in cabbage are a thing of beauty as well.
The peppers are still chugging along....

My wagon load of harvest....oh yes... the satsumas are ready.  Mine are yummy because I watered them.  There was a drought in October.  We didn't have rain for eight weeks, so many of the growers locally who didn't irrigate have a very limited crop of citrus this year.
And inside....I have been crocheting these really cute popular headband/ear warmers.  They sell downtown in the French Market for $10.00 to $15.00.  I plan to sell a few for extra Christmas money and make some for gifts....
...and presenting the newest member of our family.......(drum roll)....DELTA....Isn't she completely adorable...and yes she is as sweet as she looks!!!

4 comments:

The Gingerbread House said...

Everything looks good, guess you'll be busy putting it away and grinning with pride :o). The puppy is a cutie and looks like he is paying attention to what your doing even if he hasn't a clue. :o) Ginny

mckenna said...

Wow! your right! if you look at those veggies long enough, you can admire the beauty and usefulness of them. Delta looks adorable in that picture!!! by the way, i like her harley davison collar! (i think thats what it was) she is so cute! the cutest one in the family to be exact! lol i was joking!

JeanSkirtGirl said...

Wow look at all of your veggies how much they grew. Delta looks so sweet with her eye's love carmencita

melodywedergren said...

Those headbands are beautiful. I like the decorative edge you put around the outside!