Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Constant Gardener

Back by popular demand (that means you Chrissy, and I hope you are laughing your head off!) I finally remembered to take the camera and get some pictures of Daddy's garden. As usual, click each photo for a better view.

I mentioned before that I learned he is shy and to get this shot I had to wait for him to look up. Later as I was experimenting with the picture I realized it some how has more impact in black and white. The black and white somehow is more him than color.

The garden itself is not huge like mine...

but he has lovingly weeded it and is very proud of the fact that his okra returns the favor by producing an abundant crop.

His tomatoes have held up well despite the heat. He laughed and proudly told me that twice this week he had Okra and tomatoes and then with a satisfied smile commented on how great they were.

I asked if he wanted to stand in front of his crop but got a reply that his fans would have to wait until the heat cooled off, and besides, he had a gossip magazine to read! I can't wait to get his take on the latest episode in the life of Lindsay Lohan!


  1. I've always preferred b&w photos over color.. I love the shadows it creates and somehow the subjects show more emotion... omg, I would wonder what your Dad thinks of her! lol, probably feels the same as the rest of America does... Glad u remembered your camera!. I've heard how the weather is in Florida... We're getting hit w/the high temps...

  2. Chrissy,
    It is always funny how things go. Daddy has never been a reader but as he has gotten older and has more time on his hands, he reads everything he can get his hands on and pours over the celebrity magazines my sister buys. He will from time to time knock me over when he asks me about some celebrity that he has read about and then gives me his take on it. I'm certain I will hear about Lindsay in a few days! But I thought it very funny that the heat and his magazine outweighed the fact that he had a fan base who wanted to see his garden.

  3. Yep, the excuse of the magazine said it all! lol.. bet he was blushing inside! LOL