Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Friday, August 17, 2012

Fresh from the garden

Harvested a few days ago
I've been neglecting the garden in this summer's blog posts, so I thought I'd show you what's up out there. The radishes are long gone and the tomatoes are still green, but our kitchen is bursting daily with freshly picked carrots, beets, lettuce and other greens, cauliflower, broccoli, parsley and basil, beans, onions, potatoes. I've probably forgotten something, but we're eating and freezing as fast as we can.

As I washed the beets and carrots, I decided they looked even more interesting through the distortion of bubbling water. What's real and what's not?

Swiss chard -- beautiful colors

Cauliflower -- delicious roasted

Curly kale -- Bunner's favorite

Lettuce -- salads every day

Beans -- almost ready

Corn -- courtesy of neighbor Dick

The reason for our deer fence

Dave's hops along our fence

My latest bowl -- inspired by garden colors

I rarely do realistic art. Instead I breath in the colors and impressions of our world and exhale an abstraction. This coiled bowl in my mind is either a garden or a sunset.
Bunners -- our garden's biggest fan

Have a colorful day


Pam said...

...colors are scrumptious! And, that bowl is so cool--vibrant and so pretty!

Sandy said...

Hi Sherrie,
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I like the garden colours. nearly everytime I make a salad I think I have got to make quilt with those salad colours in it!

love the bunny!
Sandy in the UK