One of the many things I love about the summer season is the gardening. There’s something very satisfying and luxurious about being able to run outside and grab fresh tomatoes and basil for dinner.
Thankfully we finally had a weekend at home during which I could get ours started. Mr. A helped while the hubs worked on building a new planter for me on another part of the house (more on that later). Planting flowers and vegetables has been a summer tradition for Mr. A and I for as long as he’s been old enough to dig in the dirt. I thought I would share a little of our gardening project with you, now and throughout the summer. I’m sure I can rustle up a recipe or two for you too as we go along using some of our fresh veggies and herbs 😉 Something as simple as checking on the garden and watering it is one of our favorite daily activities in the summer months. Hubby and I are fortunate enough that these gardens are right outside our bedroom windows so I get an early peak every morning. It never gets old. We use raised beds that hubs built from kits he picked up at the home depot last year but almost everything we grow could also be grown in containers (and that’s how we did it for a long time).
THIS is our sage….from last year. We don’t live in an area where sage normally comes back, but we had a mild winter and the sage has come back in full force!! I’m so excited because some of our favorite dishes use fresh sage. I will share those with you later too 🙂
Photography tidbit of the day for you! This picture [below] was purely for fun. I was playing with the aperture setting on my camera. The wider the aperture (ie. the smaller that aperture number gets), the better background blur (also known as bokeh) you get. This was taken with my 50mm lens at an aperture setting of 1.6 (f1.6) Can you find the point of focus? Yup! It’s that beautiful dirt in the shovel! If you are interested in learning a little more about aperture let me know in the comments. It would make a great topic for a post! Photography took on a whole new world for me once I understood how to use aperture to my advantage.