Spring Garden + Photo 101April 26, 2010 at 12:43 am | Posted in design | Leave a comment
Hello, I hope you had a nice weekend! Mine was wonderful, fun and of course not long enough. I spent a good day of Sunday in the garden weeding and marveling over the growth that has occurred over the last month or so. I was also experimenting with my new camera filter that magnifies photographs. It’s an affordable substitute to a macro lens. I’m really happy with the results. I love the pink and blue glares in the top photo. The sun was at a perfect height for that picture. But oh yes, back to the garden; I believe I mentioned before, I planted a number of seedlings in containers while I get around to moving the raised garden bed to a sunnier spot in the backyard. The lettuce (above) and spinach (below) are getting hardier by the day. I should be able to pick and dine within the next few weeks!
I don’t mean to toot my horn or anything, but I am also experimenting using the camera in its manual setting, which is necessary when using the filter. The bubbling texture of the spinach is quite nice, isn’t it?
I planted strawberries for the first time this year. I honestly wasn’t expecting much flavor from the strawberries since in my experience, fruit grown at home is generally tart. The strawberry was the most shocking pinkish-red. I plucked the fruit and popped it in my mouth; it was the sweetest strawberry I think I have ever tasted. By far better than the supermarket. If the rest are as delicious as the first was, I will certainly plant a half-dozen or so strawberry plants next year!
While gardening, my sweet and timid cat, Shebeen looked on.
Mmm, I am really looking forward to peas. The vines are growing tall and climbing their way towards the sun. It’s still too early for pea pods, but if all goes well, they will debut in a few weeks!