Monday, June 01, 2009
onion bulbs and lavender
Outside my window...90 degrees! Vivid summer colors -- blue skies, white puffy clouds, everything green and flowery...soon, we'll move into the softer, hazy skies and colors of a southern summer, but, today, all is bright.
I am thinking... how nice it is to have a fan blowing on me and a glass of water by my side.
I am thankful for... a new Bible on order
From the kitchen... still pondering what I shall create
I am reading... still in the gospels.
I am hoping... to get some important things done.
I am creating... pillowcases, crocheted dish strainer --
Around the house... time to do a little tidying and freshening
One of my favorite things... swinging with dearest in the swing that hangs off of our back deck.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...See the onions above. These are the first onions I've ever let go to seed. They were planted last year, and I failed to pull them up before winter came. Now, they're growing and going to flower and seed. Don't laugh; these are actually the remains of a bunch of green onions I bought in the grocery store produce department last year. I stuck the ones I didn't need in the ground. I found that if you have green onions left over and you stick them in the ground, they will take root and keep growing. You can pull them up when you need them. As you can see, I didn't use them all, so they're still growing away. I am fascinated by the dome shapes they form right before flowering, so I'm just letting them go. I planted leeks alongside them last year, so some of what I'm seeing may actually be the leeks. At any rate, I think they look neat -- Don't you? I assume that once they've gone to seed like this, they might be bitter to the taste and no longer usable for cooking. Does anyone know?