Homeschooling, farm life and our love of earth

"Everything that happens to you is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it." ~Polly Berrien Berends

Wednesday, 08 October 2008

A day of farm photos...

Ripe Kumquats wanting to be eaten

Brotherly love,

Fennel almost ready to be harvested

Our first fig

I love the way the Eureka lemon flowers and bears fruit at the same time.

Baby Plums...

A perfect guava,

Our first Almonds,

Quince Blossom with a lil' visitor,

A branch with far to many nectarines,

A special rose,

Mr Peacock having a great time showing off to Mrs Peahen.

Our Lavender lane in full bloom [thanks Mommy for the 100s of cuttings]

Olive tree flowers [ooh I hope we press some oil next year]

Pea flowers ready for pollination for our second cropping!

An Onion flower about to pop open. Can you see the individual flowers in the sheath? [Gosh I love my new camera!]


Tammy said...

.....wistful sigh from Idaho, USA.

What lovely photos these are.

I've never eaten a guava or fig, by the way. Would love to, but haven't seen them in stores around here.....

Carle said...

Hi Tammy,

Thanks for visiting my blog,
Guavas has a 'gritty texture' and a rose colour when ripe. Figs are sweet and laoaded with edible seeds. once figs are ripe the end starts to split and they get all sticky.

Both are oooohhhh sooooo yummy.


Kit said...

It all looks gorgeous, Carle, and I can't believe how big the boys are now!

Linda said...

Your garden looks wonderful Carle'


Carle said...

Thanks for stooping by Kit, I see you now have a reading club blog.

Linda you also have a wonderful garden, I adored your cauliflowers...

dottyspots said...

So jealous of the wealth of fruit and veg in your garden! (and beautiful to see the photos).

Shirl said...

Wow, what great photos of the lovely things you have in your garden. I love figs especially!

Mama Randa Morning Glory said...

Gorgeous photos! The fennel one strikes me in particular, despite the fact that I have an aversion to eating fennel!

Leilani said...

Ahhh, Carle. I love the new header & all the farm photos. You gave me my bit of nature that I needed for the day. :)

Anonymous said...

Carle, I really need some blogging tips from you! What type of camera is it, your pics are great.
It certainly looks aas if you guys are not drought stricken like our parts...

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