Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Parents' Garden: Before and After

Dad's garden, June 26, 2010.
Sunday dinners in the summer are all about eating what comes out of the garden.  And when the weather takes a nasty turn, it has a huge effect on Sunday dinner and dinner conversation.  Even when I'm not in Virginia to eat the produce from my parents' garden, we talk about what's happening in each of our gardens... what what's doing well, what isn't, and what we've eaten lately.

My dad has been sending me photos of his garden every couple of weeks so I can see what "The Lot" looks like these days.  He's also been talking about what the heat wave is doing to his corn.  (I will censor the actual report, but it's not good.)  Luckily, dad says he thinks the corn may recover.

As I was typing this blog entry, I got a call from my mother and she made a funny comment about how much water was running down the basement steps.  Since she was in the middle of a long saga about a mysterious leak in my parents' swimming pool, I didn't want to distract her by asking for details, but I assume this means that it's finally raining in Virginia.  At least I hope that's what it means.  It would be good news for the corn.
Dad's garden, July 7, 2010.