Flower Salad

It is almost getting to hot for salad greens now but I have a spot where the mixed greens are out of the hot sun by about one o’clock in the afternoon so they have stayed nice a little longer. I also grow calendula and nasturtium flowers especially for salad. The tomatoes are from an organic Vancouver Island greenhouse. My tomatoes are not yet ripe but if we peer into the three feet tall vines I wonder what we will find?


And there is another one…

Also I saw this interesting 2.5 to 3 inch long dragonfly fellow this morning. Not sure what kind it might be but very interesting.

Carrots are looking good.

Oh! While you are out here, can you water the garden please?

Sprout Question: If you could grow one new thing in your creative garden what would you be willing to weed, water and love until harvest time?

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22 thoughts on “Flower Salad

  1. Terrill – What a beautiful garden you have!

    Dragonfly is the power of light. The dragonfly inhabits two realms: air and water and the influence of both these elements will be felt by Dragonfly people. They will be emotional and passionate during their early years (the influence of water), and more balanced with greater mental clarity and control in as they mature (the influence of air).

    Dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment; and the communication from the elemental world. Dragonfly beckons you to seek out the parts of your habits which need changing. Dragonfly brings the light and color of transformation into your life.

    Sprout Question: If you could grow one new thing in your creative garden what would you be willing to weed, water and love until harvest time?

    Writing fiction would be a nice addition.

  2. Geez, I already had my lunch, but what a bowl of veggies this makes! And simply from an artistic vantage point, it’s a ravishing sight! You certainly don’t need a Whole Foods supermarket in your neck of the woods now, do you? Ha! These last few months I have been filling up on blueberries every chance I get, as they are in season. What remarkable photos too of the dragonflies and the carrot garden.

    I’d love to attend some concerts this fall at the New York Philharmonic and write about them at the site. Better yet, as my 14 year-old daughter has joined the drama club for September in her first year of high school, I’d like to lend her some valuable assistance!

    • Sam I am looking forward too those concert reviews and your daughter may well appreciate some time with you in the drama club. I haven’t made it by wonders in the dark this week but would like to thank you for the mention and I will be back on a regular schedule again next week – at least that is my plan….

  3. 6 Large Firm Tomatoes
    Salt and Papper to taste
    1 cup Cornmeal
    Bacon Drippings or Shortening

    Cut tomatoes in 1/4 inch slices.
    Season sliced tomatoes with salt and pepper..dredge in Cornmeal. Heat bacon drippings in heavy skillet. Add tomatoes and fry slowly until browned,turning once

    Southern Living Cookbook is my favorite and I am From Minnesota! I guess that’s South for you!


  4. that salad looks too pretty to eat! (but, of course, I’m sure it was delicious). Great photos of the garden and the dragonfly. I especially liked the close ups of the green tomatoes, where you can see the detail of their delicate peach-fuzzy skin. Luscious.

    sprout question: I would love to seriously attempt collage art … I’ve always admired and enjoyed pieces that artists make by mixing various forms of media … it seems that bringing multiple layers into a piece gives it more life

    • Nancy when I took these close ups I was almost surprised to see that tomatoes don’t start out with smooth skins.

      Your sprout response about collage art brings to mind a fellow artist and blogger Martha Mashall and her “An Artist Journal.” She has many posts of her collage, how she gathers and prepares her materials and the construction process. Her blog journal is a wonderful resource and inspiration for collage work. I now have a bag of material set aside but I haven’t attempted anything yet.

      • thanks for the link to Martha Mashall’s blog. I’ve bookmarked the site and look forward to exploring it, in intimate detail, as time permit!

  5. I love that colorful flower salad! I just want to put it out on a table with a pretty tablecloth and take pictures of it. 🙂

    Sprout question: The online photography and creativity classes I’m dreaming of creating…

    PS – Yesterday I watched (well, listened) to Elizabethtown while editing photos. Did you ever have a chick flick movie night? 🙂

    • Kat, no “chick flick movie night” yet… may have to wait until the short days of winter. Summers we are often outside except for mid-day (when I sometimes take a nap). Let us know when you get those classes going:)

    • When I got home last night there were a lot of dragonflies zipping around. I remembered the words Laurie shared with us about what they symbolize.

      Dear readers, it is good to be home again after a spectacular wedding and outstanding time visiting with our families and Josie and Ryan’s friends. I have not one photo of the wedding couple. Only odd bits of shots here and there around the edges of the wedding. I opted for being fully present rather than trying to capture the time in photos. And as the mother of the bride I was “on task” during the important junctures in the day. However, I am going to email the wedding photographers and see if they have a favourite shot or two they would like to share with us. They may take a few weeks though. So be patient… and we shall see.

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