Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I'm Still Here

It seems like the longer I take to post on my blog, the harder it gets to post. While one might think there would be much more to write about, I am finding the opposite. An event that I find hysterical, amusing or interesting at the moment of inception, loses it's appeal over time.

My life is filled with short bursts of humor in between the more mundane routine of a suburban life. These "bursts" are like produce in the garden of my mind. If not served fresh, these memories start to rot and are thrown away.

I also find that as my absences from Blogger grow longer, my powers of observation start to dull a bit.

As I worry about giving up this blog, I am lured back by the Siren's call of my online journal, beckoning me back to pick up where I have left off.

And so here I am!

Garden Update

This has been a good year so far for Cucumbers and we have produced a record-breaking cuke (for our garden) measuring approximately 10 inches.

Yesterday I picked the first tomato of the season. Unfortunately it is the size of a Ping Pong ball

Our newest squash plant that I think may be a Butternut but it has the markings of a Zuccini.

We appear to have an infestation of Squash borer bugs that have destroyed many of my vines.
Fortunately I have harvested several yellow squash. Enough to be ready for a new vegetable.
This is a close-up of a damaged vine. The white powder is Diatomaceous Earth which is ground up shells that are only harmful to insects with hard shells, slugs and other tiny pests.

Apparently the white powder is also good for getting prints of other larger garden raiders.
This appears to be of a burglar with a striped tail and black mask. We are waiting for the lab results to ID the prints of the purp that left this trail.

Crime Scene Investigation is among my many hobbies!