Tuesday, July 14, 2009

In My Garden...

"And there He makes the hungry to dwell,
So that they may establish an inhabited city,
And sow fields and plant vineyards,
And gather a fruitful harvest."
Psalm 107:36-37

Gardening is one of my passions, I get so excited when I see something changing, growing, blooming, fruiting, blossoming, sprouting, etc....

I feel like a kid in a candy store and usually run to take my hubby away from some important task in order to show him a little baby plant or a tiny bell pepper, a rose that bloomed on seemingly dead wood, or to count the number of pineapples that are growing.To most visitors, this might look like a green jungle, out of control and wild...but to me this is... the sweet taste of honeysuckle nectar... the scent of heaven in confederate jasmine... the surprise of an orchid blooming on a "stick"... pineapples hiding among mounds of purple lantana, which in the glow of twilight are dancing with bumble-bee hummingbirds... the smell of suntan lotion in yellow plumeria... the happy sunshine laughter of golden cosmos... and the gentle sound of trickling water...

This year my garden is adorned with 7 pineapple fruits. As I watch them grow, I start imagining the taste of vine ripened pineapple, pineapple coffee cake, smoothies with fresh pineapple and watermelon, and yummy pineapple and chicken shisk-ka-bobs....mmmmm... the possibilities of what you can do with pineapple are endless!

Today I picked the second of my 7 pineapples...here I am showing off my "catch"...
(don't you just love the totally cute garden boots my sister gave me!)

I decided to post a week of pineapple recipes to showcase these tasty fruits. Starting Wednesday, July 16th, pop over to my cooking blog, The_Wooden_Spoon, to see what you can whip up with pineapple...

Now head outiside and find something to make you smile!


  1. And you thought you didn't have anything to say. That was a lovely post. I liked the pictures even though I get to see it in real life.
    Love you my friend.

  2. Kathy...you are just tooooo cute!! Love the picture of you w/ those totally cool boots!!

    That is awesome about your own pineapples!!! Yum yum@

  3. Oh, those boots are just TOO adorable!

    How cool that you're growing your own pineapples! Did you know that it is illegal to import hummingbirds in Hawaii coz they'll pollinate the pineapples and cause them to produce seeds? Apparently, that affects the quality of the fruit. Who knew?

    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

  4. Love the descriptions of your garden. I could almost smell the sunscreen and hear the sunlight laughter...lol Oh, and the boots...too cute!!

  5. Yummy idea!! And you look absolutely adorable in your pic!

  6. Yummy! Pineapples..
    I am loving the boots!
    Have a Lovely Day!