September 10, 2011

Try To Remember.....

"Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh so mellow
Try to remember that kind of September
When grass was green and grain so yellow....

A September day at Kimberly's Point with my mother.
Bless her!

Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a young and callow fellow
Try to remember and if you remember
Then follow--follow, oh-oh."
Try to Remember, Lyrics by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

A random fellow at Riverside Park.
He used his wheelchair to reach the water.
Bless him!    

Remembering 10 years later....
9/11 World Trade Center Memorial
Green Bay, WI 


September 6, 2011

Pumpkin Pleasure

Who knew I'd be the recipient of so much pleasure attained simply by growing pumpkins. My blogger friend, Julie, gave me the idea of growing vegetables in 5-gallon buckets. You can find Julie and all her good ideas in Florida at A Succulent Life

There are three different kinds of pumpkins; Super Freak Goosebumps, Connecticut Field and Rockafellow. We'll be cutting them from the vine before the first frost, which will be soon. Each bucket needed a couple gallons of water a day because of the hot summer we experienced, but it was worth the effort.

My bucket garden also included Early Girl tomatoes, 3 kinds of peppers, Iznik cucumbers and Shiny Boy watermelons. Everything was delicious although the 4 watermelons haven't been harvested yet. I've been tapping and listening for a dull sound, but not hearing it. The spot where the melon touches the ground is turning white/yellow, so maybe we're getting close.

The buckets are white and printed with
these words in green & gold:
Green Bay Packers
Super Bowl

No wonder my bucket garden was a success!