Archive for August, 2008

Flatbush CSA- Pick Up #9

August 28, 2008

Each week I have been photographing the produce that I pick up from the Flatbush CSA’s drop off spot on Cortelyou Road. This week I decided to photograph Jorge, the farmer that runs the Amantai Farm, and who is responsible for our CSA shares each week. The farm, almost 3-acres of land, is located in eastern Pennsylvania. The vegetables and fruit we pick up each week get tastier and more abundant as the season goes on. Joining the Flatbush CSA has been one of the best things my husband and I have done to be a part of our community. If you are interested in signing up for next year, post a comment and I will get you in touch with Shayna, the lady that organized this new CSA.

Campus Road Garden at Brooklyn College

August 27, 2008

The garden tour and art show turned out to be a great success. The weather was perfect, a blue sky with fluffy clouds and a light breeze. People came from all over Brooklyn to view the art and stroll through the gardens. Thanks to all the Brooklyn blogs that posted our event. Below are a few pictures from the delightful day.

Farmers Market, Union Square

August 22, 2008

Flatbush CSA- Pick Up #8

August 21, 2008

A Floral Still Life with Shadows

August 20, 2008

My husband’s most recent painting. The flowers were from our garden.

A Sunny Sunday Morning in the Garden

August 17, 2008

This sunflower was grown by my friend and fellow gardener Minda.

Flatbush CSA- Pick Up #7

August 15, 2008

View from the Train Station in Baltimore

August 12, 2008

Looking out of the window from inside Penn Station, Baltimore at 5:51 a.m.

Snoballs and Candy Corn

August 11, 2008

If you have read my introduction page then you know that snoballs and candy corn are two of my favorite junk foods. The past couple of days have been cool and breezy here in Baltimore, a sign that fall is coming and August is coming to an end. Yesterday my grandmother took me to the snoball stand around the corner and I got my favorite, skylight with marshmallow. We also stopped by the local Rite Aid and there near the checkout was an aisle set up with Halloween candy and straw scarecrows. Stacked high on the middle shelf were my beloved candy corns.

At Home in Baltimore

August 10, 2008

Last summer my father Merle passed away. He loved his life. He especially loved being outdoors and tending to the tomato plants and cucumbers and spending time with the birds and squirrels that came to visit each day. The red bird families still stop by daily to see my mom and get some delicious peanuts. One pair of the Mr. and Mrs. Red’s, recently had a little one and my mother calls her baby Red. She is learning to eat on her own. I happen to be home visiting and when I opened the back door this morning Mr. Red was on the railing, waiting for a nut. A baby squirrel I had befriended last month also jumped on the porch and ate peanuts by my feet. She is the only one that will sit close to me. My husband painted the “Merle’s Garden” sign.