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Monday, May 6, 2013

Asparagus, Spinach, Pear Blossoms & Abigail


I had two small pickings of asparagus and now we have gone on vacation!  Not the smart thing to do this time of year!  My "wonderful gardener" does not eat asparagus so I got to enjoy it all for myself.  I am hoping I will still have some to harvest when I get back home.


My spinach was starting to go to seed so I picked this and froze it before we left.  


Our Chandelier Pear tree is blooming so that must mean that warmer weather has arrived???


I have two  Dwarf Asian pear trees and this is one of them in bloom.  They aren't very large yet and I wonder if I will get any pears this year.


We went out east to visit a couple of our sons and their families.  This is our granddaughter Abigail on her new bike who is in the 1st grade.  She is a whiz!

21 comments:

Daphne said...

Wow some nice asparagus. I'm very envious of everyone else's as mine died on me. I'm planting more though. Hope spring eternal.

Anonymous said...

Hope ya'll have a great week with the Family!

Vicki said...

Your asparagus looks delicious! And spinach too. :) I hope you are having a wonderful vacation with family. Abagail is adorable!

:)Vicki

Shawn Ann said...

Look at that nice asparagus!

How fun to visit your grand children. My twins are in the first grade too, and my daughter just learned to ride her bike without training wheels recently. Looks like your grand daughter is a pro.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I bet you had a great time!! Yep, it looks like spring is in the air!!

Carol

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Daphne, Yep, I guess gardeners never give up trying! I just hope there is still some good asparagus when I get back home! Thanks for visiting. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Anonymous, Family time is great! Thanks for visiting. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Vicki, Thanks. Homegrown veggies are always good to have. We are having a good time with our family too! Thanks for stopping by. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Shawn Ann, I am thankful for the asparagus but hoping some will still be good when we get back home. Isn't K and First grade a fun age! Of course I will think next year that First and Second grades are fun! lol Thanks for visiting. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Polka Dot Closet, We are having a good time visiting family and I hope that we have just right weather when we return home! Thanks for stopping by. Nancy

chateau chic said...

Your produce from your garden looks beautiful! Always a treat to spend time with your kids and grandkids!!
Mary Alice

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thanks chateau chic! Time goes by so fast and kids and grandkids seem to grow up too fast too! Thanks for stopping by! Nancy

Bama Girl said...

Hi Nancy! The spinach looks yummy! I'm not too keen on asparagus, but it looks good. You may have pears this year. You'll know soon after the blossoms die. The little pears will begin to emerge. I do have some pears and I'm so excited! There won't be many, but it will be nice to harvest my own. Glad you are visiting family! Abigail looks like she's having fun! Blessings from Bama!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Bama Girl, The asparagus always tastes so good when it first comes in but after awhile I am done with it till the next year! I do hope I have pears. So far I have not been too successful with fruit trees! Thanks for stopping by! Nancy

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Your spinach is gorgeous....so healthy looking and I am so jealous of your very own asparagus patch. I bought some fresh at the farmer's market for $4.00 a pound. Expensive but it was so much better than the grocery store stuff.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Lynn, Thanks! I only have about five plants of asparagus but that is plenty as my hubby doesn't like it. I love having my own spinach too! Thanks for stopping by! Nancy

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

OOOh love asparagus. Lucky you to be able to grow it. I heard that it takes 2 yrs after planting before it produces. Nothing like fresh veggies from your own garden,they seem to taste so much better.
Grandchildren are such treasures. It nice to see them growing into little adults. x

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Jeanette, It does take awhile to get asparagus started but I am enjoying it now! Have to agree that grandchildren sure are treasures! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Lisa said...

Your spinach looks so green and healthy! and asparagus - Yum! What beautiful blooms on your pear trees. Very pretty. And a most cute Abigail! Love the pink! Have fun with your family!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Your asparagus looks so good...a quilt friend brought me some from her husband's garden at our Wednesday guild meeting. He died this past year and she feels such pride in taking car of it for him. This reminds me to cook it...

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Kathryn, Thanks! I hope you enjoyed your gift of asparagus too! Yummy! Thanks for visiting! Nancy