Saturday, June 28, 2014


Finally Friday

It was warmer on Friday, but still with low humidity. Nice morning! I went to Ten Yen for lunch and got the usual. My fortune cookie read, “Courage conquers all things; it even gives strength to the body.” Not that inspiring, but at least it didn't call me an old crab!

The afternoon walk was a little more uncomfortable. It really was heating up!

Back home after 5:00 p.m., I worked on the computer, planning the weekend, while listening to the news. I took a break at 6:30 p.m. to go outside. I checked out the vegetable garden and saw things were really progressing nicely, so I took some pictures for you. You should click on the first one to get the full effect.

Cucumber Blossoms

Green Beans

Japanese Eggplant Flowers

First Italian Tomatoes


and more Peas

Green Peppers

Another Tomato Plant

I chatted a while with my neighbor Rick, who was replacing his pool liner. It ripped over the winter. I gathered it’s a pain, but as he said, he got 10 years out of it, so he can’t complain.

Back inside, I put a two pound bag of baby redskin potatoes on to boil. I need a few for dinner tonight and have plans for the rest over the weekend.

I processed the photos while I waited. When the littlest ones were fork tender, I drained then and spread them on a half sheet pan to sort. Meanwhile, I warmed up the last two onion sausage.

I ate the onion sausage with deli mustard and all of the smallest (the about the size of a large grape) potatoes. I buttered and salted the potatoes and ate them whole. Excellent dinner.

My friend B___ called and we talked for a while. Then I switched on the 1934 movie, Treasure Island, starring Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper and Lionel Barrymore. I watched one more taped show after it ended and then went to bed.


  1. John, Eggplant has the purple flower?
    Veggie's all look healthy! Wish I could grow some without all of the critters eating the plants and veggies.

  2. Yes, the eggplant has the pretty purple flowers. I understand your veggie problems. When I plant lettuce in my garden, somebody always eats it (although they have left the salad bowl lettuce alone so far). And, if you remember, last year I didn't get even one of my many tomatoes. As soon as they ripened, a skunk would eat them! I just harvest anything I can and donate the rest to the wild things.