My endless tomatoes

by Carol Browne on September 23, 2014 · 0 comments

in Edibles, Gardening

All the tomatoes

Well, I found a sweet spot in the garden for tomatoes. I think they’re a little late, but they are growing like CRAZY and show no end in sight. The plants are weighed down with little green tomatoes and every day there’s a 4 or 5 nicely ripe ones for me to pull off and eat. They are like little candies I can eat any day of the week. Mike’s not into the tomatoes, so I am gobbling them all by myself.

There are also a couple of bigger tomatoes – they are about the size of an apple each. Hopefully they will last until they get nice and ripe. Worst case scenario? I make some fried green tomatoes with ground almonds instead of bread crumbs. I also don’t remember buying big tomato plants back in the spring – I thought they were all little ones. Surprise!
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Cat on a bike in the garden

This afternoon we watched The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson and I loved, loved, loved it. I loved the story and the look of the movie. There were so many pink walls and men wearing purple suits. There was also some wallpaper that reminded me of the carpet from The Shining.

After watching such a rich, colourful movie, I went all the way out into the backyard to take photos of colourful things. Things like the cat riding the bike, our rose garden, which is going gangbusters…
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Tamaters and flowers

by Carol Browne on August 20, 2014 · 1 comment

in Gardening

Through the screen

Meanwhile, out in the garden… I know. I haven’t been paying much attention to the garden this summer. But, that neglect is paid off. Look at the roses!

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Rest day.

June 29, 2014

World Cup Soccer had a Rest Day last Friday – which worked out perfectly for us, we were too busy shopping to watch any soccer that day. Today was my Rest Day. I did a little laundry and a little sewing and lots of resting. I’ve got a busy week ahead – one day of […]

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Today we went extreme kayaking

June 23, 2014

But first, kitty feeder update: 1) the cats were up at 2:30 am messing with the feeders. They knew something was in there. My sister had to shoo them away so she could sleep (her guest quarters = the living room couch). 2) at 3:51 am, Oscar was climbing on my back in bed. Sheesh. […]

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The colourful garden

June 8, 2014

The garden has come alive with colours! It is so cheerful out back right now. In a surprise move, my favourite are the pansies I ordered from the Girl Guide fund raiser last month.

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With a cherry on top

June 1, 2014

This was one of yesterday’s treats. A perfect looking butterscotch sundae. We went over to Burnaby yesterday just to experience the ice cream at Glenburn Soda Fountain. Delicious, pretty and very clean. We’ll go back another Faturday to try a real Egg Cream. I have no idea how chocolate syrup, milk and a lot of […]

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Hockey, bedding plants and the fan.

May 14, 2014

Hockey and bedding plants and the fan. They all made an appearance tonight. This is exciting because the temperature is warm enough to require a fan at night. Here are the bedding plants. They need some water.

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Happy Summer!

May 7, 2014

It was SO nice and sunny today that I went for 2 walks! 2 walks! I wandered around the waterfront on my lunch hour, but was unable to find anything of note to photograph. It didn’t matter, the sun was out and it was a little bit breezy. DELISH. After work I went to meet […]

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