Friday, May 4, 2012

52 Pics: Growth

Beets in a row

Every year, our garden gets a little less ambitious.  The first year we planted lettuces, green onions, carrots, tomatoes, and cucumbers.  And then the garden was mostly left unattended.  (Partly because I was in my first trimester with Finn and had no desire to eat vegetables of any kind and no energy to totter about in the garden.)  So, we scaled back the next year and grew only cucumbers and tomatoes.  We rallied a bit, but then the garden fell into neglect as the summer progressed.  The tomatoes showed signs of inconsistent watering, though the cucumbers produced like champs.  This year, we accepted our inclination towards neglectful gardening and planted beets and carrots.  The kind of vegetables that you plant, don't touch, and then harvest.  Very minimalistic. 

You can also tell that we had a visit from little Peter Rabbit by the looks of that beet green.  We found the rabbit hole this evening.  Finn of course thought it was the best thing ever.  He is rather enamored of rabbits of late.

This was my first hand at shooting in manual mode.  I am taking a fancy to it.  However, it is rather fussy and difficult when you have a moving subject, like a toddler.

Beet greens

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