Monday, December 10, 2012


Wapsipinicon peach tomato
 The frist tomato of the season and it isn't even red. The climate here is a little tricky. In winter we have the cold temperatures of the mountains and in summer we have the dry heat (except when it's mixed up and we have humidity). It means that summer crops don't get going until later than the more temperate areas. This is my tomato growing on the verandah. The actual garden crops will still be a while before we have any fruits.
 First dahlia flower of this summer. It is from tubers I didn't lift from the ground over winter. I am quite the lazy gardener really and usually leave them in situ but this year I decided to move them about a bit. Of course being the lazy gardener I was tardy in replanting so the other plants are way behind.

First blueberries for the summer. I like them but they  aren't my favourite fruit. They do however make a delicious snack when you are out and about. Like all of the berries I grow, not many make it to the kitchen.

It is also the first week of the school vacation for the summer. Tom has finished his work placement and we have been enjoying days which are more carefree and not governed by clocks and calendars. 'Tis good. I'm enjoying those quiet times in the morning when it is just me awake and the world is mine for a little while.

Christmas plans are being made. There is to be a party for the special toys on the 21st, shopping tomorrow and only a couple of events away from home.


Kimmie said...

Oh my isn't that Dahlia STUNNING!

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Kylie said...

I agree with Kimmie, that Dahlia is spectacular Tracy, and you've got me wondering what a peach tomato tastes like(?)

Lisa said...

You - lazy! I refuse to believe it.

Kim said...

HI Tracy, I have planted waspicon as well for the first time and i can't wait to see what it looks like. I had blueberry fruits like yours too, but a goat ate them.

africanaussie said...

I love the name of that tomato!

Sunny & Star said...

Hey! We received your Christmas Card! Thanks for the beautiful picture. And thanks for joining the exchange!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks like summer to me :)