Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Summertime Walk

Our vegetable garden
Plums almost ready to pick at an empty home
Pears hanging over the walk

Squash blossom visited by a friend

My husband and I try to walk each morning for 30 minutes.
We have noticed this year that more people are growing
vegetables and fruit in the front of their homes.
Some of the trees have been there for many years,
but some are new.
With the economy downturn more people are gardening
in our neighborhood. We see corn, even on the college
campus near us, tomatoes, squash, beans, and many herbs.
On our walk this morning we were smelling the roses in
one of the yards and noticed an elderly lady sitting on the sidewalk by her
porch. I soon realized this was not normal and asked if she was OK.
She had fallen and couldn't get up.
Now we have done our "good Samaritan" deed for the day.
Then my husband related a garden story that he thought I would enjoy and I thought you would enjoy it too.
There was an elderly lady that loved to garden.
Each morning she could be seen working in the garden.
But in the afternoon she had changed her clothes, dolled herself up, and sat on her porch drinking tea. One day a neighbor asked her why she changed her clothes and she said, "so I can enjoy my garden and not be tempted to work."
So remember each day to take time to sit and enjoy your day, even if you have to "doll" yourself up.


Duchess of Tea said...

You are welcome my dear, you deserve it.

I have noticed people growing vegs too, a family affair, good for folks.
Duchess xx

Laurie said...

I love this post Marilyn, you were placed where you needed to be to help this poor lady.
I'm doing a garden next year myself, to help save some money on the grocery bill.
Love the story at the end, I'll do that!!

Bernideen said...

What a great garden - I would love to have one but here in Colorado our nights are so cool it takes forever to grow stuff!

Steph said...

I am glad you were there to help your neighbor, and that's a lovely story!

Southern Touch Catering said...

Marilyn I love your garden and the wonderful thing you did to help your neighbor will come back ten-fold.
Thanks also for sharing the sweet story as well.

Celeste Maia said...

What lovely stories and great photographs. It is such a joy to come to your blog. We also have a vegetable garden with all the varieties you have, but right now our tomato production is getting out of hand. Tomatoes are taking over the kitchen. I have been giving tomatoes to all the friends. But everyday we pick up baskets. Have been cooking tomato soups, various tomato sauces, sun dried tomatoes, slowly baked tomatoes, stuffed tomatoes, gazpacho, tomato chutney, tomato quiches, etc., etc.
Any more ideas?

Torie Jayne said...

What a lovely story, and great pics of your garden, Thanks for your comments on my blog, Jantzen do lovely swimwera I especially love the old adverts x

parTea lady said...

Love your garden photos. Thanks for sharing about your walks, good deeds and the elderly lady enjoying her garden.

Relyn said...

Hey, you. It's so nice to "see" you again. I've been offline (with about a two hour exception) for nearly three weeks. I've missed all my blog friends. Just wanted to say hello. I'll be around again in the next few days as I begin to get caught up.

Marisa said...

I so love this story. I have been sitting here reading every ones lovely post and telling myself that I have to get off my butt and go do some much needed pruning in my gardens, when I came upon your post. I think that maybe I should get dressed up and sit on my veranda with a cup of tea and just feel the day.