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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cherry Tree and Mache Lettuce

I promise...no more today. But this was the view out my kitchen door this morning.
If you look close you can see the Cherry tree just barely starting to open.And that green grass by the bird bath is mache lettuce...that is flowering. The little tree in the back is my Santa Barbara Peach. It hasn't opened yet. This winter John planted 3 cherries and the peach. We have a Seek-No-Further Apple and a Pumpkin Russet Apple along with a Blenheim Apricot.... o.k. that's all for today. Enough is enough.....

31 comments:

  1. Wow! :-)

    Here, mache is a favorite winter lettuce. It keeps on growing under the snowcover and all you need to do is dig it out and take it inside. Yes, did it out ... I know ... snow ... dig ... *bangs head on kitchen counter*

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  2. Beautiful picture ! Beautiful sunny day :)

    It's wonderful to wake up early morning and see all this life growing in your backyard :) You're blessed !

    Have a lovely Wednesday !
    xoxoxoxo

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  3. Well I suppose somebody has to have good weather somewhere in the world! If you have any sunshine to spare we could certainly do with a little.

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  4. Ah, but such a lovely, joyous, sunny peek Kary!! Thank you dearest, for this! Much needed by me in snowy, freezing England! xoxo Rachel

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  5. I forgot to mention in my last comment that your choice of names for the hens is wonderful.

    Love taking a trip through your blog. Watching things unfold is almost as good as being there. Anyway, it's my best shot.

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  6. Ah, fresh green leaves! All I can see for miles is white-white-white!

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  7. I know just how you feel Kary, with so many still covered in snow I feel a little guilty showing our garden. The sun is out now after that good soak, everything is sparkly and green green green.
    Enjoy!

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  8. dreamy.
    epicuriously inspiring!

    xx
    donkey in the pines

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  9. I'm enjoying seeing something green for a change, and thoroughly appreciate your posting them. It's such a treat for me! What do you do with the mache...tea perhaps? I've seen it in our local Trader Joe's and haven't figured out what to do with it...besides eating it in a salad of course. They sell such a large bunch that I think it would be good to know a few recipe uses for it before bringing it home. Lucky that you have this in your backyard, and shamefully for me that ours has to travel so far to get here. Been trying to adhere to eating as a locavore.
    Thanks for sharing the beauty in your garden.
    xxoo

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  10. You're enjoying this.
    I can tell.

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  11. you are making me jealous...or just plain old wishin' that winter was over. such beauty! enjoy it! xox

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  12. My computer hasn't allowed me to post my last 2 comments on your last 2 posts. Guess it's a jealousy judge. I'm trying one last time to say, tho my cold fingers and toes are jealous of your bounty, my warm heart is loving every image.

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  13. WOW! What a difference from here. We have a few trees in bloom, but nothing as green and luscious as your garden.

    Waiting for Spring in Carmel,
    Marjorie

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  14. Oh, wonderful! I love seeing spring emerging in your yard! Our trees are getting buds, but it's still freezing at night. A strange winter here in the south... Hugs, Silke

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  15. I love visiting your Farmhouse... But I totally forgot to ask how Buddy is doing? I assume, all is well!! Love, Silke

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  16. I popped over from woolgatherings. What a lovely blog you have. Your pictures are beautiful and Yummy!! :o)

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  17. You have a beautiful garden! Enjoy it!

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  18. Double sigh! Can I come and stay with you until spring visits Michigan???

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  19. Did someone say Sunshine?? ohhh.. I can't even begin to think about my garden, need to find it first. lol
    Glad that are enjoying yours.

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  20. I am a wee bit envious of your spring! So lovely. And seek-no-furthers! I love them. I wrote a poem many years ago about apples (and love and loss and growing up) called "Search No More," and seek-no-furthers are featured prominently in it!

    xo Gigi

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  21. I was just over to Willows, who showed a photo of lasagna in a skillet, where is the recipe?

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  22. Such a pretty garden! Is mache lettuce known by any other name? It seems familiar somehow... Hugs!

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  23. I love this picture!
    We grow mache for winter lettuce, but I have never seen it in bloom, I never imagined that it can grow so tall.

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  24. Beautiful blog. I love your header picture!! I have joined to follow and look forward to getting to know you.
    Blessings, andrea

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  25. The sun is out in my neighborhood, too, but the yard looks awfull and all the plants are dead. It is still cold here. I know it will be over soon. I hope to get out and at least do some cleanup soon. Enjoy your garden. It will have to serve as inspiration or maybe just hope for the rest of us.

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  26. Ahhh...beautiful! Please keep sharing the beauty : )

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  27. you're cracking me up - i love the beautiful, sunny, springy photos!! even though i'm loving the snow here (in texas, who knew?!) the promise of spring is so divine. i can't wait to see what comes of your peach tree!

    thank you for sharing the beauty :)

    xo

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  28. Maybe we will see green here too, one of these days. At them moments all I'm seeing in my backyard here in Toronto is white.

    But, to be fair, the temperature this afternoon is above freezing. Giving me some hope for spring.

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  29. oh the green in your yard makes me so jealous- looks so warm and I can just imagine the smell of the earth. Snowy and gray here- but peaceful.

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  30. Ohhh...the torture...how I long for spring.

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