Monday, February 20, 2012

The Garden

Below our house, carved into the side of a mountain and separated by a dry laid rock wall was our garden. It was a large plot.  It was about 100 feet long not including the corn patch, and up to 50 feet wide. Corn was planted up near the house.  All the ground was hoed, then straight rows with little irrigation ditches on either side were planted with all kinds of vegetables--peas, beans, beets, carrots, and others, and all kinds of salad fixings, each with little stakes telling what was planted there.

When the seeds were all planted, we would run to the garden every morning to see if we could see any little sprouts pushing their way up through the soil.

But among all these necessities were planted a row of zinnias here, a row of cosmos there, and a rows of marigolds and calendulas. When they bloomed they would make bouquets for our table or to give to friends.  Their happy spots of color brought joy and made the hard work of gardening a little easier.

Acting Balanced

1. What is your favorite kind of soup?
Rustic Mushroom Soup
2. What was the last movie you saw in a theater?
One For the Money--A funny, adventure, a good matinee chick flick
3. What is your least favorite TV program?
Reality shows, like Housewives of..., Pregnant & 16, Jersey Girls, etc.  Most of them are so fake or exploit people.
4. If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
From Logan Mountain Trail--This is actually in process.
5. What 3 places that are on your bucket list to visit?
Louisiana--with its Cajun country, Mardi Gras, and swamps
Scandinavian Countries--Explore the fiord's, culture
Amish Country--Arts and crafts, quilts, simple culture.


  1. Love the garden photos and I don't watch reality shows either. Nothing worth seeing.

  2. Great reminder to plant those wonderful annuals so we can have cut flowers all summer long. Hurry, summer!

  3. Hey Marti! I hate those tv shows too! Complete waste of time! Hope you have a wonderful Monday!


  4. Love the idea of the beautiful flowers among the garden. My husband has planted marigolds with ours.

  5. Mmmm mushroom soup. I have not had good mushroom soup in years.

    Happy Monday!

  6. Well I learned some things new about you - I enjoyed that. sandie

  7. I love the idea of flowers here and there 9in the garden for the table. Must have been so happy!

    I've been through Amish Country, but haven't stopped.

  8. I love all the flowers you planted. Cosmos are so colorful and move so beautifully with the breezes.