Thursday, September 10, 2009

Late Summer Surprises

In spite of the fact that the "landscaping" (I use that term loosely) around my house currently looks like it was done by one of the Clampetts, I have been finding some beautiful little things just coming around. The summer squash and zucchini plants I thought were dead, are not.

Tate's TINY little sprouted seed from preschool last spring has just bloomed.

Cal's Nasturtium from school has been growing right along, but needed to be documented!

Tate's little garden has been making some promising little peppers,

and one (out of all the seeds we planted) giant, promising sunflower.

In spite of the fact that ALL of my heirloom tomatoes and several of the Big Boys look like this from all of our icky summer weather and, apparently, some local critters...

we're still managing a few lovelies. I just adore Tate's yellow ones and have pretty much decided next year will be only yellow and red cherry plants.

So, I had to make it dinner. Zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes added at the last minute, sauteed in olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Rejected by my small people, Mike and I had a delicious dinner mixing it with whole grain pasta and lots of parmesan cheese.

Not surprisingly, now I'm hungry.


Melissa Crowe said...

Please hold dinner; I'm coming over.

nicola said...

yum! part of our garden got ruined by exterior painters. :(

A Day That is Dessert said...

I'm hungry now too! Wonder what took a bite out of that tomato?? We've had a cucumber plant flowering and flowering but no cucumbers - very disappointing. Though maybe it will still make something - who knows?

gardenmama said...

Beautiful!! : )

Sherrie said...

I had that same dinner the other night, except I threw in mushrooms and shrimp! No pasta. There is something about picking it and walking in and cooking it...doesn't get any better. My cherries have been abundant, but my larger ones (so dying to have a blt with one REAL, GARDEN tomato) have been extreme disappointment.
Hmm, may have that for dinner tonight again!

Brittany said...

Great pictures!