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July 8, 2019

This was Friday:

Today, there were seven more.

(There has also been a bit of lettuce, some berries, and a decent amount of fava beans, which were delicious, but a pain to prepare. But mostly zucchini.)

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July Calendar Picture

July 1, 2019
Three lilypads and two small yellow flowers on the surface of clear, greenish water
Yellow water lily, Nuphar lutea; Plomberg, Austria; June 2018

June Calendar Picture

June 1, 2019
A roughly circular patch of lilypads and pale pink water lily flowers. Trees are putting most of the surrounding water in shadow; a narrow unshadowed stripe runs across the middle of the picture
Planten und Blomen, Hamburg, Germany; June 2015

Are Harvest Mondays Still A Thing?

May 13, 2019

I’ve been away from the garden blogging world for a while, but as I brought inside my first harvest from the new garden, I felt a strong need to take a picture and share it, like I did for so long.

A white bowl with small red radishes and a blue bowl with pea pods

I did not weigh them like I used to do, because I no longer have the time or energy to keep track of such things, but the peas were delicious with our Sunday dinner, and while I have only eaten one radish so far, it was also good.

Some googling suggests that Dave of Happy Acres is still hosting Harvest Monday – I vaguely remember him taking over from Daphne, but I can’t remember if I was still posting at the time or if I had already succumbed to the exhaustion caused by school and depression. Many of my memories of the last few years are pretty hazy for this reason – well, school has been over for a while, and the depression has let up, too, but now it’s work, work, work, and that leaves me just as exhausted and with very little time.

And so I write this on a Sunday that is rainy enough to give me a bit of free time, and I will schedule it for Monday, but it remains to be seen if I remember to head over to Happy Acres to add a link to this post…

And it also remains to be seen how many weeks or months it will be until I have time to write another post…

May Calendar Picture

May 1, 2019
A river with bright turquoise water, lined by trees. One of them hangs out over the water.
Alm river, GrĂ¼nau, Austria; June 2016

April Calendar Picture

April 1, 2019
A shallow pond, surrounded by grasses/sedges; willow shrubs in the background
Oxbow pond, Traun, Austria; August 2016

March Calendar Picture

March 1, 2019
At the right edge of the picture, the outside of a castle ruin. To the left, spring-green hills, and a bit of a large river visible between them. The upper half of the picture is taken up by a cloudy sky.
Aggstein castle, Austria; April 2017