This morning I went to Lake Padden to join the Fairhaven walkers who would not be going for the longer excursion planned for Lummi Island. I wasn't sure who would be showing up, since the day turned out to be quite nice after all, although it rained all day yesterday. Five of us made two circuits around the lake. I had decided I would go to the Farmers' Market afterwards and practice taking pictures with my camera using the manual setting, but I forgot it, so I skipped the market and headed home. I snapped the picture above with my cellphone camera.
Beets and salad greens on the left
Instead, I thought I'd take some pictures of how my garden is coming along. All the pictures are taken with my cellphone, but the next two are closeups, using the Camera+ app. Sometimes when I think of purchasing more elaborate camera paraphernalia, I realize I don't actually make use of the ones I already have. The beets are looking really good, and the other day I harvested some of the salad greens, which are superb. The only thing I still need to plant are some arugula starts, so I picked some up today.
These are going to taste great
My garden neighbor Joan transplanted some of her strawberry plants into my garden last fall, and they have taken off like nobody's business. In fact, I am having to cut back the runners so they won't take over the entire garden. Everything is doing very well and I'm very happy, so far, with how the garden is coming along.
Cute pansy face
My front porch garden is also quite happy, with pansies and geraniums planted in last year's pot. I gave it a bit of Miracle-Gro and simply used the same soil. Later today I'm going to the movies by myself, and I'll ride the bus since the entire downtown area is cut off for the Ski to Sea parade. The race itself is tomorrow, with more than 500 teams from all over the country in town, so it's not a great time to try to find a parking place anywhere at all. Plus, I love to ride the bus. Have a great, safe, holiday weekend! I'll probably write another post on Monday, Memorial Day, since the Y will be closed, the buses won't be running, and it's supposed to rain.