Saturday, August 29, 2009


In spite of the heat I've returned to the outdoors to find things to share on my blog. Of course, with the heat come the vegetables from the garden. As you can see our harvest this year is pretty BIG!

Here's the first picking this morning.

Then my second venture into the garden and . . .

Okay, now I'm a little worried when I go back late in the afternoon, and I have every right to be.

None of these squash are the same ones. Oh dear. All I can do is write, and what could be more fitting than an . . .

Ode to Squash

Just as Alice Waters would say,
If she were with me today,
There should be a "Song of Squash,"
A song that sings of bountiful vines .
A song that sings of fruit green and white
That explode with flavor at each bite.
A song that calls neighbors near, to say
Please come and take a squash away.

Care to write a better ode? Please! There's a prize. Can you guess what it might be?


  1. What beautiful bounty! Poem's not half-bad either.

  2. I love fresh flowers and veggies from your own backyard! I love that vibrant blue vase too!!!

  3. Oh I can guess what your prize is. And I bet Melissa could do a fine Veggie Pun. *runs from squash posse* :)

  4. Can we think of a Veggie Pun with squash to offer our friend? She doesn't need help, but what a kick to parlay my squash attack into one of Mel's super puns.

  5. What, Zoochini isn't good enough for you guys? :)
    Yes, please send all squash veggie pun ideas my way!!

    Love your poem, Lee, and I will not attempt to top it. I especially like the last line.

  6. Oh, those look wonderful! I really need to think about starting a garden here. It's just a matter of building a strong enough fenced area or investing in a green house. We have a lot of deer and bear in our neighborhood.

    Great pictures -- enjoy your squash!


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