On a recent evening, I washed dished and stared out the window. A cute grey squirrel climbed up a nearby tree limb, close enough that I could have touched it if not for the glass separating us. It sat on the branch and proceeded to eat something. As I looked at the green thing it … Continue reading Garden update, weeks 3-4
The week after our first garden post, we had two storms with high-speed wind gusts and a frost warning. The plants survived everything. Some of our posts and sticks we set up for the pea shoots got knocked out of the ground or were slanted. But it’s all good. A few weeks ago, I transplanted … Continue reading Garden update — April 23, 2020
The first time I worked on a garden, I helped my grandparents pick strawberries at a pick-your-own farm. Tons of delicious strawberries to eat raw, in my grandma’s jam and over ice cream and shortcake. I saw the end result, not all the work involved in getting those strawberries to grandma’s kitchen. Picking strawberries is … Continue reading Gardening: A newbie’s take
My garden is full of green — lots of vines and tall stocks. No vegetables like I planned. But fall is around the corner. I’m going to try again then. I currently have a lot of flowers. So here are a few photos of them. Sunflowers Some kind of squash/gourd vine.
Almost every Wednesday, I walk throughout downtown Edenton, North Carolina, to deliver newspapers. There's something satisfying about walking throughout town and dropping off copies of the weekly Chowan Herald. Across the street from the newspaper's office, is the Cupola House, a historic structure that includes two beautiful gardens. The biggest one is the The Frances … Continue reading SOMA: Cupola House gardens