Monday, September 27, 2010

What's up with US territories (that aren't states)?

Unincorporated organized territories

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Harvest time blows my mind. After a long time of working with my plants - planting, watering, fretting - they've finally produced fruit. I completely forgot about them giving something back! What an unexpected gift!

This is from the Mission Garden at my church. I got two plots and am growing watermelon (they're tiny!), squash, cucumber (I think?), tomatoes, and peppers! This is one of the first fruits!

I received this orchid plant about a year ago and it looked like this. And then the blooms died and it hasn't looked like this again until now. It was fascinating watching it grow. Slowly a small vine started to sprout from the base and grew longer and I attached it to this bamboo rod and propped up the blooms. Amazing! Orchids remind me of the movie Adaptation. Anyone?

This last guy was actually a mistake. I realized really late that I need to stake my tomatoes. So while I was wrangling the plants, one of the branches broke off with this green tomato on it. I looked up a recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes and am considering giving it a shot.

from Hedi Slimane diary