The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery

......Francis Bacon

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Whats Growing On?

Sorry, I have been away again. I don't forget that I have a blog to maintain, but I have had all my family, here in town, for the past couple weeks now. I have been able to see my grandson and he has grown so much!

  They are now back in Texas where they have just put an offer on their first home! We are so excited for them and for us too as we will probably be staying with them for a spell when we move out there ourselves.

  My youngest came in from Alaska too and her husband just arrived here last night. And as for my son, who still lives here with us, he is in Texas right now, testing for the Austin fire department again.

  I had to put my creative art time on the proverbial 'back burner" while they have all been out to visit. Chasing a 22 month old around is not easy and took a lot of my time, but I didn't mind, I just loved having him here.

  I do have some photos of my now, very large and still growing veggie garden. Besides my art, this is something I really love to do and it makes me feel good knowing I'm feeding my family this pure organically grown food just steps away from my kitchen!

These are my Tomato plants grown in 5 gallon buckets

Small decorative rock garden right outside my back door. if you look closely, you can see my friend climbing down my ficus tree, and the little mushrooms growing in my very fertile soil!

Tumbling Tom Tomatoes in a hanging basket

Yummy Yellow Squash!

This is Stevia, which is a natural sweetener. Tastes just like sugar but it isn't.

This photo is a little dark but it is the very long and deep front yard garden bed. I am growing Honeydew Melon, Zucchini, Bush Beans, Eggplant, Bell Pepper, Cucumber and Watermelon out here.

Front Yard Zucchini

  I am working on another Koi painting and I promise to get some photos of that up here soon too. One more week and my days will slow down enough to get some more art done. I hope you are all having a great summer!