Wednesday, March 25, 2009

WIP Wednesday: garden progress and something awesome

I want to first apologize for my lack of posts this past week...  It was a hectic and bothersome week, and though I thought of you often, I wasn't able to make time to write anything.  Or really even cook anything good.  We had brussels sprouts and french fries for dinner Monday night.  Seriously.  But anyway...

The garden is coming along so nicely!  Lookit!

They live!  Those are some radishes and lettuce of some kind (I've been having a hard time keeping track of what is in what pot for now...that will all change once they are actually recognizable plants.  Oh, and no I can't read my handwriting on those sticks.).

And then there's this:

A little fairy ring of sprouty happiness!  Almost big enough to start thinning.  They grow up so fast...

And beets!
strain your eyes, they're there

Even the herbs in our little kitchen window pot are starting up:
little basil (or parsley) and chives

So yes, the garden is doing very well.  I'm so pleased!  They only just started sprouting on Monday really...and they've grown so much since then.  I didn't even show you all of what we've got goin' on.  Sadly, Michael's out of town and our babies will practically be toddlers once he gets back on Saturday.  Sorry, it's just way too easy to personify these plants.  We've got a lot invested in them and I care about them so much!

Oh...  hey there, bloggy buddies.  Did you notice something awesome about those photos?  I did promise awesomeness in this post as well.  Hmmm...  Did I fail to mention last week that I ordered a digital SLR?  Well, I totally did!  And it came today!  And it's raining so I can't go outside and take photos.  So here's some other examples of what my fabulous new (well...gently used and 4 years old) camera can do.

It can take pictures of the inside of my fridge.

It can take pictures of the bed.

It can take pictures of my cat.

Heck, it can take pictures of both my cats.
so happy to oblige

It can take pictures of stuff I'm gonna eat tonight.

It can take pictures of my sink.
tempeh for din

It can take pictures of garlic.
and up close, mind you

And it can even take pictures of my blogging station.

Which brings me back to where we started.  Did you notice?  How awesome?  Did you see all that selective focusing?  The shallow depth of field?  Did ya?  

Color me excited because this girl has finally got a decent digital camera (Nikon D70 for those who are interested) and can show off the photo skillzzzzzz.  Yeah!

Now.  Off to make dinner and take an awesome picture of it.  Stay tuned.


Betty Holiday said...

Sounds amazing! And I'm totally jealous of your plants, kittehs, and camera!!!

michelle said...

Haha, yaaay! That is quite awesome indeed! New toys are so much fun. :)

Those sprouts are pretty awesome too! Gardens are so exciting. Can't wait to see it develop. I'm living vicariously, with my lack of garden space or much sunshine in the windows even.

Oh! and p.s. your black kitty is a long lost twin to my black kitty!

miss v said...

rocking pics! you can take all sorts of close up pics of your growing babes!

and i'm so jealous of your garden. get warm here, already!

I ♥ puggies said...

Ooh, congrats on the camera and the happy sprouts. I adore gardens!!

saveyrgeneration said...

doesn't having a a nice new slr make you want to cook more? it looks so pretty.

Anonymous said...

aww adorable kitties:]

Zoey said...

Congratulations on your new camera. I especially like the quality of that garlic photo.

Celine said...

hooray for new cams!

Virginia said...

congrats on the new camera! i know NOTHING about cameras...i have a cheap digital canon(i think?) that i just point and shoot, it's good enough to get the job done. can't wait for the new food pics! and your garden has me JEALOUS! now i need to start one!

Anonymous said...

Your post cracked me up! I love all those pics - oh, and your cats are so damn cute it's not even funny! So excited about the sprouts, and even more excited about the new camera! Right on!

Ricki said...

Great pics-congrats on the camera! Fun, isn't it? You might almost make me like kitties! (but I'll have to work on The Girls) ;)

jessy said...

i was just think'n after seeing the first photo - "WOW! that's one awesome picture of sprout awesomenesses!" hooooooooooray for your new GLORIOUS camera, Jessica! i am totally jealousfaced! ;)

your kitties are just too cute - and i looove the photo of the garlic - and the tempeh! ooooooh! and might i add that a dinner of brussels sprouts and french fries sounds damn delicious to me! i totally want that now! ahahahaha! mmmmmmmmm!

(and will you tell all of your little sprouts that i send them happyfaced thoughts and that i wish them well & to grow up big & strong and most yummy! yay!)

Sal said...

That first pic of your cat is hilarious, it is just cryin out for a lolcat caption!! hehe

The fairy ring of sprouty happiness is awesome! we had a fairy ring of toadstools that refused to be moved in our garden once. I didn't want my mum to mow it as i thought it might kill the faires. she told me i was nuts and mowed it anyway and it sprung back up a week later!! Take that dis-believing mother!!

So cool about growing your own stuff - I can't wait till I move and get a mini-garden going on my balcony!!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Don't worry about not posting.. I have those kinds of weeks all the time!

Your garden looks like it's coming along nicely...

Love your new camera!! I am really wanting a SLR and have been trying to resist. Can't wait to see the photos you take with it!

Eric said...

Awesome new camera! I love your screen wallpaper on your computer :)

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

The garden start looks awesome and I'm excited you got a new camera. I think you can already do more with it than I can with my digital I got a year ago. Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Those are the cutest wee sprouty-sprouts ever! Hahaaa! I am super excited to follow along with you on your patio garden progress.

Your kitties look so polite and graceful! Maybe they are?!

Also, congrats on the new cammy! Fun, fun, fun!

Annnnnnnnnnnd, one last thing, I like the background on your laptop. I see owls!!!

trina said...

Your sprouts are so pretty! And I'm so excited (and rather jealous) for you and your new camera!

Hannah said...

Aw, such cute little sprouts... That reminds me that I need to get on the ball and start planting!

nora said...

I was crazy excited when I first got my SLR a few months ago. i think my family wanted to kill me.