Hello, Sweet Pea

Spring is officially here!

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And with it the usual cleaning, baking, studying, and pollen layer covering everything outside. However, this year it also has brought lots of snow peas! They are deliciously sweet, and I (and my neighbors) have been enjoying them raw off the vine.  I got swept up in the thrill of the harvest and planted radishes and tomatoes. Hopefully the carrots will get their act together in time for Easter. 

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Happy Saturday,

~a beloved nobody

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Warm thoughts of Spring

Florida weather is always odd, but this February has been particularly bipolar.

That being said, it seems my pea plants have decided it is time for spring and have valiantly started producing blossoms. Last week the first couple blooms showed their faces, and then I came back this weekend after being out of town to be greeted by many smiling faces. My camera batteries died, though, and now it is raining so no pictures as of yet, but they shall be forth coming.

In the mean time, dream of spring.

Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing:
      Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
Thomas Nashe
~a beloved nobody

Happy Belated New Year

Hello there and Happy 2014!

Hope that this New Year has been treating you well thus far.

I am not even going to attempt to make up for lost time in any sort of detailed manner, but here are some photos of the garden and the holidays.

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the traditional Christmas photo

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the progressing garden…
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...and the carrots deign to make an appearance... Image

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in need of some TLC after the polar vortex

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12 Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. [Hebrews 12]

Stay warm and enjoy the Olympics.

-a beloved nobody

Garden: Day 1

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Hoorah! Today I have started my very own vegetable garden. Yes, I do realize it is November and an unusual time to begin a garden, but here in Zone 8 it is just the right time for planting carrots and snow peas. So, after much ado, I have gingerly sown the little seeds and eagerly anticipate little green faces.

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