The same basket exactly a month ago. As predicted we are eating them everyday on salads.
They’re currently in bloom and I’ve been finding it difficult to walk by one without lifting a camera to my face.
A lot of exciting things have been happening in the gardens these days. With summer fully underway I have been harvesting all sorts of goodies. There are new discoveries everyday. Yet none have garnered quite the reaction as when I stuck my right arm into the soil, moved it around a bit and pulled out a bright blue potato!
Most edible plants provide a regular account of what’s to come. I can see the tomatoes and peppers mature and develop flowers that turn into teeny tiny fruit and eventually ripen into ready-to-devour goods. Potatoes on the other hand are a leap of faith. As a gardener I am forced to watch and wait impatiently as those tiny pieces stuck under soil in the spring turn into healthy plants and eventually produce flowers. But you really can’t know for certain that there is more then a bunch of thin roots underneath the soil until the time comes to dig them out.
Maybe I should have waited. Maybe I should have had the patience to hold onto my anticipation until the moment came to dig them all out. But the excitement isn’t lessened by having seen one. In fact now that I know they really are there I am actually even more excited and can’t wait for the real harvest.
I have never loved potatoes like the ones I grew myself. They’re the best.
What are you waiting for with anticipation?
I know these are bad. They’re the scourge of the California Coast and whatnot. But they sure are pretty, especially when they’re blooming. Which is what they were doing when I was there in April.
I took this picture back in April on a trip to San Francisco — I only just scanned the film this weekend. These daisies were completely covering the grassy area behind a MUNI stop where I was waiting for a bus. And so, amazed by the blanket of color, I proceeded to crouch in the grass with several cameras splayed around me to capture it. English Daisies don’t just up and grow in the grass on their own here! Some gardeners actually buy them in pots and put them in the garden on purpose.
Plus it was spring and I was riding off a constant living things and colors high. Everything was beautiful. Three months into the growing season and that high hasn’t worn off.