Saturday, December 20, 2008

Mourning the burial of my cucumber patch....

It's hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, I took this photo of the kids outside on the deck, with only sweaters on. It was chilly but we were not freezing by any means. Then last weekend we get an ice storm, followed by days without power and being cold. Yesterday the snow came fast and furious. Schools were dismissed early, workers left and whatever ground was not still covered in white was certainly going to be. Including my beautiful cucumber patch. I morn the loss of my small little garden and can not wait until the sun returns so I can being a growing again. When I stepped outside this morning this is what I came out to on my front steps. The snow was up to the top of my boots (calf height) yikes.... This is my hubby's car, buried in the white stuff. No fun to clear off but finally after shoveling the back deck and the driveway we even had to clean it off too. The one thing that I can say is Nikolas LOVES the snow. We have to force him to go out the rest of the year, but when the snow comes he is out in it. He was outside today (temps in the teens) for two hours before deciding that enough is enough. He burrowed his way into the snow, in several places. You would think that we had a snow mole in our yard. I am SO glad that he likes to play outside in the snow. I love to watch how excited he gets. Helps me get through it. Still looking forward to more yummy cucumbers next year..... seems so far away!

7 comments:

Permission to Mother said...

That's a great photo of the threesome.

I miss your cucumbers also, but I have been able to get locally grown and I've marinated them with tomato and sometime onion in Spectrum's Balsamic and evoo, and s&p.

I see its a good decision that I did not visit you this holiday. I am not prepared for that snow. I can't wait to se eyour next garden.

Permission to Mother said...

Well, my phone went dead when we were talking. It's getting charged and I am going to figureo ut the head set.

After swimming today ( I know, I know ) the boys went to the sand in the volley ball court and made sand angels.

Red said...

Man I miss the snow.

We have started an herb garden. We have spearmint, basil and just got dill started. I love our herbs.

And next year does seem like a long ways away.

Trish Chibas said...

That snow is insane. It looks like a lot of fun but makes me very happy to be a "Florida Girl". I couldn't deal with all that on a yearly basis. Love the picture of your kids. You have a beautiful family!

Angie said...

Your kids are so darn cute! Ariana is beautiful!

Permission to Mother said...

Me again! What a surprise to get that photo that I like, on your card. Thank you so much!

fitncrafty said...

You are welcome.. I acutally think the photo on the card might be slightly different. The photo did turn out good, after the usualy yearly torture of the kids! You know getting a photo of all three is tough...
I loved your photo too.. mom told me the story about the bed in the bed in the store.. too funny...