Wednesday, April 7, 2010


A bunch of our daffodils bloomed overnight! Picked some to share springtime inside.

Ours seem to bloom about 2 weeks after everyone else's but spring is finally here!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Another huge snow storm here in Baltimore, possibly the biggest one since they started keeping track of storm totals about 120 years ago. About 3 feet of snow fell in 24 hours. That is more snow in a single day then we often get for a whole year!

This winter is turning out to be even snowier than the 1995-1996 winter when I was a junior in high school. We missed so many days that we had a longer school day all spring and stayed in school extra weeks. Luckily, I am not in school and work from home so it doesn't effect me too much, but I'd love to get out! I am not holding my breath, it often takes several days to get plowed out, if our street gets plowed at all, and that is with a smaller snow storm. Unfortunately, more snow is predicted for later this week! I don't want to be trapped here for a whole week!

Around noon, still snowing

Matt tried to get some snow off of our holly tree, it is the only evergreen we have and it really held on to the snow. Snow really didn't effect our trees with bare branches, thankfully.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Late Bloomer

We have a lot of buds and blooming roses on the bushes right now. More than we had in the spring or summer this year, I think!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tomato, ToMAHto

So, tomatoes are my favorite food. As such, I only eat them in their prime. Which, here in B to the more is August. Namely nearly my birthday (August 19th. I will be 30. Am scared) week. So, why are all of my tomato plants full of GREEN tomatoes? We have some flowers and some tiny tomatoes but nothing ripe. Well. We have had 2 ripe tomatoes since June (both now in quotes "Early" Girls) and one in June (yellow pear) and nothing else. For all of June/July we pretty much had zero flowers so at least these flowers speak of potential but we are going to Belgium for a little over a week in early September and I have horrible thoughts that they are all going to ripen then. Is it in bad taste to ask the neighbors to pick my tomatoes and then hold them for me? We have like 10 heirloom varieties I am dying to eat. This summer was supposed to be the summer of tomatoes, not the summer of suck. Le sigh.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Blackberry Season!


It is harvest time! We've been harvesting nearly 2 cups a day from our single bush. Matt bought a net meant for ponds to cover the bush and it worked better than the tree/bush net we had last year at keeping out birds.