Sunday Garden Blogging

by on September 21, 2008
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I’ve been outside a lot lately, enjoying my garden and taking a few photos when I can remember to bring the camera out with me. As it turns out, when I look closely enough I find that I’m not the only one enjoying the garden.

Frog in the Basil

I was admiring my basil, which is just now hitting its peak, when I noticed this little fellow cupped inside a leaf. He’s lucky he didn’t get picked for pesto!


We have a “volunteer” pumpkin, one that grew from the compost we spread on the garden. I was checking it out when I noticed this caterpillar giving it the eye. I doubt this guy eats pumpkins, but I moved him to the other side of the house, just in case.

Porch Toad

This is the Porch Toad. I’ve seen him–or one who looks just like him–several times on the back porch. I suspect that he’s drawn by the insects that clamor at our window at night.

Rosemary Flowers

I tried to get a photo of the bees that buzz around the rosemary flowers, but I just wasn’t fast enough. I think the butterfly-shaped flowers are pretty in their own right–as well as a tasty addition to salads.

White Eggplant

Eggplants seem to like me as much as I like them. This year’s crop did much better than the tomatoes, which didn’t like our hot summer days. When they’re white like this, you can understand why they’re called “egg” plants!

Thanks for touring my garden with me. I’ll be gathering some ingredients from it and cooking up a new recipe soon.

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1 Michael Semas June 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm


Love your garden pics!! I’m about to post a white eggplant recipe on my blog and was wondering if I could use your photo. I would, of course credit you and post a link to your site.

Thanks in advance!



2 SusanV June 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Michael, as long as you make it clear where it came from (and post a link, as you mentioned), I am happy for you to use the photo. I’ll be looking forward to seeing your recipe.


3 Michael Semas June 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Thanks Susan! The post is up if you want to check it out: The eggplant dish I made is vegan, too!

Be well,


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