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It’s been foggy and rainy for the past two days.  I love rain.  I love the effects of fog and love photographing it.  Today, I took photos three different times.  In the morning, there was fog.

Foggy Morning

 

Toward midday, the sun started poking through the clouds.  There were many different types and colors of clouds in the sky.  Some were fluffy.  Others were flat.  Some, white; others, gray.  I knew it would rain again later in the day.

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Later, the fog and rain were back.  My son and I chose to venture up on the Blue Ridge Parkway with my camera.  I came back with these photos.

FoggyCemetary Flowers in the fog Fallingdownhouse Mabry Mill in the Fog Mabry Mill Ducks

 

 

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Our onions and garlic are doing very well.  Even the baby garlic is growing big and strong.

Our onions and garlic are doing very well. Even the baby garlic is growing big and strong.

 

The four broccoli plants are doing very well and will soon be joined by more.

The four broccoli plants are doing very well and will soon be joined by more.

The cauliflower is growing well.  I'm looking forward to the harvest.

The cauliflower is growing well. I’m looking forward to the harvest.

Before the plastic was removed so I could photograph the plants.

Before the plastic was removed so I could photograph the plants.

Spinach, leaf lettuce, and kale are all mouthwatering good.

Spinach, leaf lettuce, and kale are all mouthwatering good.

Two head lettuce plants are looking great.  We'll be harvesting them soon.

Two head lettuce plants are looking great. We’ll be harvesting them soon.

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Country Road

You are standing in the middle of a country road.  Why are you there?  Where are you going?  Who will you see once you arrive?

 

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The little chickens in their smaller coop.

The little chickens in their smaller coop.

Some are on the ground.  Others are on the roost under the coop's roof.

Some are on the ground. Others are on the roost under the coop’s roof.

Two of our laying hens have stopped laying.  They will soon be harvested.  These chicks will take their place.  Two leaving, fourteen entering.  Should be interesting.  The red ones are egg layers.  The white are raised for both meat and eggs.  I am not sure of the breeds.  Anyone who knows, please feel free to comment.

 

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Hidden House

Your car breaks down.  There is no traffic.  You start walking.  Then you see this house.  What happens?

 

 

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I started a cabbage in my greenhouse.  It stayed there all winter and into the spring.  When the raised bed in the garden was ready and could be covered to keep deer from eating the greens, I transplanted it outside.  This was at the same time that I was removing the fungus invested soil from the raised bed in the greenhouse.  The cabbage was a goodly size when I moved it.  Now, it is ready to harvest.  Here’s a photo.

Doesn't it look great!

Doesn’t it look great!

It’s rainy here today.  I used the flash to take the photo.  It will be so sweet.  I think I’ll grow three or four of them this way next year.  Maybe I’ll stagger them by a week or so.  Then we’ll have fresh cabbage all Spring and Summer.  If I do it right, I’ll also be able to harvest cabbage in the winter.

 

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Changes to this blog

For a while now, I’ve considered splitting this blog in two. I think it might be better to have one blog dedicated to writing while having this one dedicated to gardening. What do you think? What’s your preference?

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