I dropped her a few weeks ago, right on our concrete patio. Ouch. She seems to have weathered the fall, except when I have her aperture wide open (f2.8). So I bump her up to f4 and higher, and she works like a charm. Yeah, I know, I know. I can't afford to have her fixed, since I just paid to have a different problem fixed with two lenses--one of which was Millie. So I'm making do. I guess you can tell me in the comments section below if she's still doing a good job for me or not.
This onion appeared in my butternut squash bed--it's from last year!
When I first started gardening and had some garlic growing, I called my friend Becki in utter confusion when I noticed the below growing. Did I miss something? What were those things at the tops of my garlic??
They're called garlic scapes, and eventually turn into the flower--a mini garlic head--with seeds that will become the next year's garlic crop. You can actually cut these off and cook with them, though I haven't tried it yet. I had so many garlic "seeds" last year that I should be able to cut off some scapes one year and try something with them. I've read that they're a real delicacy nowadays, selling for high prices at farmers markets. Hmm, another money-making venture? :)
I couldn't let a garden post go by without a few flower shots, so here they are--my day lilies by the back yard patio.
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