a backward view of our garden















There's something awkward about positioning a laptop low to the ground to take a picture of a patch of dirt—especially since everything is backwards, which makes the computer trickier to aim than a normal camera. (We really need to get our camera fixed.) But I don't care how ridiculous I looked to the upstairs neighbors, because I am so excited about the work we finished that I have to say this:

Ta da! We have a garden.

It's a little one, with a few strawberries and tomatoes, and with my luck, its production from the entire summer will only yield a single salad. But I'm delighted anyway. And it's not just because the plants are in the ground.

On my other blog, I mentioned that I'm horrible at asking for help. I think I have a weird, genetic mutation that makes me think that I'm not interesting or charming enough to be helped. I also mentioned that a certain friend gave me some advice on my thesis. That dear friend decided to give me some more advice that sounded like this: you should let me help you plant your vegetables and clean your house.

Her advice is usually sound, so I took it. We planted the little garden together and then tackled the disaster in my kitchen and family room. Now I have a clean, pretty place to live. And so do my plants. You can see it in this backward, oddly lit, poorly composed picture that I looked like a moron to take.

6 comments:

janel said...

May your thumbs be greener than mine were when I lived there! (You also don't have toddlers to tromp on the plants for you!) It looks so weird backwards.

Crystal said...

YAY! Our new place we are moving to has room for a teeny tiny garden and I am thrilled, THRILLED! Feel free to give me some tips. Lots of them. Remember all growing up in primary and you'd get a little plant in a dixie cup to grow like your testimony? Mine never did, luckily my testimony had better luck.

Deja said...

Yippee for gardens! How I long for one ...

Bryson and Tara said...

I really am so impressed, Kath! Gardening intimidates me quite a bit-maybe next year...

BTW, I loved your story about the rug, and I so can relate to you.

Danielle said...

I am impressed! And also, I looked at that picture for a long time, feeling confused, before I read that it was backwards! I hope your plants get nice and big. Flowers and home-grown tomatoes always make me happy too.

A. said...

You are much too cool. Planting is so great because it's Life right before you, but I'm still frightened. What I kill the Life? You are more brave than I.