Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Garden Update II

Basil is finally taking off.

Red Deer Tongue lettuce

Green Beans

Snow Peas (and weeds! I guess I know what I'm doing tomorrow.)

Beefmaster tomato

Red and Green cabbage and Cauliflower


  1. Everything is looking healthy and growing good, Patty. And what are a few weeds among friends?

  2. Everything looks really healthy, I'm jealous of the salads you will soon have!

  3. Wow...It's weird to see all your beautiful cool weather crops just starting out. We've been at full tilt down here in the South. (I miss my lettuce...sob)

  4. Yes, I have to agree that it does seem strange. I always feel like I'm behind because I read about what all you southern gardeners are up to. Like Erin canning salsa. It will be fall before I'm doing anyhting like that. :)

  5. At least you get to have lettuce and tomatoes at the same time! My salad lettuces are long gone by tomato time!

  6. so you think my tomatoes should at least be as far along as your,since i am more than a stone trow away south of you?

  7. Looks good! Everything looks healthy...and you're making me hungry!

  8. Hello, I'm a cool weather gardener also. Our basil just took off this past week. I have romaine lettuce growing but have yet to harvest any. I agree, it's hard to believe our southern friends are already harvesting large crops of tomatoes

  9. Your tomatoes are farther along than mine and I'm a couple hundred miles south of you lol

  10. Hi everyone! It was nice to see all of your comments when I logged on. :) I've been a tad bit busy lately, but I'm planning to post tonight.
    Judy- I sure don't know what tomatoes are "supposed" to be doing, but my grandparents and parents live about 180 miles away, about 2 hrs north of Minneapolis, and their tomato plants are smaller and have no blossoms yet (or didn't on the 4th of July), so I bet you're doing just fine. ;)
    Hi to Back Road Journal(er)! I can't wait to check out your blog. I love discovering new ones to read. Thanks for stopping by.
    Erin- I hope I have lettuce and tomatoes at the same time, but that doesn't happen easily around here either. Often the tomatoes have to come in and ripen indoors come fall, at least for me.