Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Gardener's View


This post is for Wilma. I'm not the green thumb . . . she is. I enable her hobby, and gladly. That means roto-tilling and eating, and maybe some help picking and processing. I like to watch the whole process. We had some weather problems yesterday. As a result, I was out this afternoon, sitting on a 5-gallon bucket, sketching the withered remains of a tomato plant while another storm was blowing in over my head. When it started raining again, I came in to finish the sketching as it stormed outside. Hook cloud seen just southwest and headed for here, but will probably miss us. Needed to wait for the lightning to move on to upload this blog. And through the process I learn something from Wilma's perspective . . . a gardener's view.

9 comments:

Alex said...

This is such a nice journal, with really good records, sketches, colors, and dates :)
I mean... this IS the right way to keep a journal, GOOD JOB! :)

Knitting Painter Woman said...

That definitely can happen sometimes. But sometimes the only day you have in the "dirt" is before a storm. And sometimes things sprout that you didn't think would make it, and THAT's amazing.

Spinneretta said...

Poor W- but at the same time, I hope the rest of her crop grows too :) Great journal entries John!

winna said...

Alex has said it all...must be my age, but I got all sad about the loss and then your final words brought a smile...
it's like you have captured Wilma's spirt of garden love in the sketches and the plants live on in the journal..etc...

Scrappy Cat said...

What a great post John - yay Wilma!

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Sad for the lost tomato plants, glad Wilma will press on... you have indeed married a gardener...
Love your journal

Sandy said...

Another enticing spread, you capture the agony and the ecstacy quite well!

bubblemunch said...

I just love all of your journal pages. The whole composition, sketches, writing.
You always give a story of your day/week and I thank you for it!

purplepaint said...

Oh bummer! My mom goes through that every year in NW Kansas. She buys and plants more plants & then some of the ones that she thought were ruined weren't...