Sunday, September 12, 2010

dad's garden dad's right hand dog & garden mascot

My dad is a retired art teacher.  He is also an amazing organic gardener and has a wonderful garden, or small farm, as we prefer to call it.  My father has always been my greatest influence and inspiration when it comes to the arts and I am now following in his footsteps in the art teaching field.  Gardening however...not so much my forte.  Lucky for me, my father's garden is huge and bursting with plenty of home grown goodies to share!  This summer, as most, he has been very fortunate to have harvested so many brilliant vegetables.  Each week I get the call, email, or even a text, with the "weekly specials".  A few weeks ago I stopped by my parent's house to pick up my weekly produce and decided to help with the harvest.  I was on my way to spend the weekend with friends, so I was sure to take lots of extra goodies, as my friends also know to put in their farm requests from my dad's garden.  Nothing beats local, organically grown produce.  I did take a few photos while I was there.  Some on my 
i-phone and some with my new Diana camera.  I am still trying to master the Diana camera, but I am really beginning to like the results!

can you believe how tall this sunflower is?

nelle always stays on the garden paths...amazing!

My bounty the week I was there consisted of broccoli, tomatoes, basil, parsley, eggplant, yellow squash, zucchini, cabbage, garlic (dried and ready to use), corn, zinnias, and sunflowers.  Excellent ♥


  1. Funny...I don't remember appreciating Dad's garden as much when we were little and had to get up @ 6 AM to beat the mosquitoes and summer heat to pick veggies and pull those pesky weeds! Or...when mom cooked brussels sprouts!

  2. wow, lucky you to have fresh produce all the time! i can never grow anything for the life of me but my mom is also an avid gardener.

  3. YAY Diana! I am utterly a fan of her dim dreamy ways.


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