First of all I wanted to thank everyone for being so damn sweet with your comments on my last post and for giving me so many things to smile about :) I should do more posts where I just ask people to tell me what's making them happy :) It really did cheer me up SO much to hear the good stuff going on in my friends' lives :) So I did some cooking today for my brother's birthday. I made some amazing cilantro lime rice and some delicious queso, went and saw my dad who seems to be a little better today though he's having surgery tomorrow, and then I wound down by playing in the gardening and just looking at everything that's growing out there :) It's amazing how happy one can be just by looking at the beauty in things growing around you. Here's some pics of what's growing in my garden:
I pulled up a couple of little baby radishes today and julienned them and just snacked on them. They were delicious and spicy and fresh and raw! A wonderful little treat :)
My first bell pepper is growing! Isn't it cute?
The lemon tree is in full bloom. I love when the tree blooms. It's just so gorgeous and the smell is just intoxicating. And there's been a happy little bee stuffing it's face in the flowers and hopefully pollinating it so that we get lots of lemons!
My first tomato is growing too!!! I actually have quite a few growing. SO excited about all of the tomato goodness to come!! I'm dying to make some more homemade salsa and can it. I canned six pints of it last summer and we've eaten it all.
My herb garden is out of control! I can't even keep up with it. I've dried so much, used it fresh whenever I can and it's still producing like crazy. Even the parsley! We usually never have enough parsley but this year, as soon as I cut it, it's back in multitudes again!
The strawberries are coming out like crazy too!!! Looks like I'll get a nice little batch from my little planter this year :)
Garlic is popping up too :) I'm experimenting with growing garlic in a pot this year. I usually grow it in the ground, but I decided to get a big pot and try that. Reason being, I'll be moving soon (hopefully) and want to take it with me :p
And finally, my pomegranate tree is putting out tons of it's beautiful flowers which will soon be followed by tons of beautiful pomegranates :)
Anyone else doing any gardening??? How's it going if you are?