Friday, August 04, 2006

Zucchini Madness

This is the year of the zucchini. Wait, I said that last year. No, wait, I said that the year before. I ponder on this as I listen to my crookneck and patty pan squash frying in the pan. You think I would have learned my lesson. In years before the zucchini didn't do that great but I was overwhelmed with "Bush's Prolific" and had a lot of crookneck. This year I forced myself not to grow the white patty pan that turns into a flying saucer when you leave it on the plant for more than two days. I thought I'd be safe with the zucchini. I thought I had the successive plantings timed so the newer plants wouldn't bear until the older had stopped. Eeeeek! With all the heat we have been having, I have never seen so many squash in my entire life. It's piled up in the fridge and sitting in bags in the pantry. There is no more room in the freezer and the ladies at church are looking at me cross eyed as I carry the bags of squash in. Well, maybe I will have learned my lesson for next year. Of course you know what happens when spring fever hits and the ground starts warming up and one longs to be out puttering away in the yard... If I can just remember to put in the drip line and plant more flowers and less squash maybe I'll be ok.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Fun with Color

Fun with Color
Originally uploaded by claydancer.

I got a new sketchbook for my birthday and have been having lots of fun.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Sunflower Sketch

I left the water running on my sunflowers overnight so in the morning they had all fallen over. I went out and recovered the flowers and made a nice bouquet. This was a quick sketch for something larger or more detailed I might work on. If I get to it while the flowers are still nice. I should take a nice pic with the trusty ol' digicam.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Life is so hard...

Our cat "Fifty" caught mid-yawn testing one of the new bowls fresh out of the kiln.

Candy Cane and Raggedy Ann Zinnias from my garden.

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