This summer, I started a little container garden on my front porch.

It’s my little victory garden.  I decided I would declare victory if I could eat anything from it.  As an aside, the scent of the green part of a tomato plant is probably my second favorite scent in the world. 

In spite of the fact that Summer seems a little reluctant to come to Cleveland this year, I can proudly state that I have grown and eaten foods from my front porch.

There’s been lots of basil and the rosemary is doing well.  One red tomato has been accompanied by a single banana pepper so far.  But it’s early.  Perhaps our August will be nice and warm.

And there has been knitting.  I seem to be addicted to the triangular lace shawl, probably because summer has been so elusive.  Heather has been the inspiration for both many of my recent projects and yarn purchases.  She recommended the Textured Shawl Recipe  (Ravelry link) for some Malabrigo Silky Merino I had. 

That Heather.  She knows whereof she speaks.  I’ve gone on a little Malabrigo bender lately.  More to come…


4 Responses to Victory

  1. Heather says:

    Ohmygosh even more beautiful than I had imagined! Glad my enabling has had a positive result:)

  2. Nancy says:

    gorgeous! i love the smell of tomato plant too– my favorite perfume (sadly discontinued) caught my attention because it actually admitted to having a hint of tomato scent! mmm…

  3. Nell says:

    Congrats on the tomato and pepper! Well done, you!

  4. Erica says:

    Oh, those look tasty! So happy to see you posting again (I can’t complain, because I am not exactly tearing it up over at my place…). Instead, I’ll just reiterate — nice to hear/see from you again!

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