Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Gardening

During this past long dreary winter, I discovered that there was a community garden a few blocks from my house.  I emailed them and asked for a a bed there, expecting to be on the waiting list for a year or more.  Community gardens are very popular in my city.  Early in June, they contacted me and said I was the proud renter of bed B8.
I grew this radish in that garden and I'm proud of it.  Every year, we plant radish seeds in a container on the deck, and every year we yield nothing.  This year, as I planted nasturtiums in the radish container  my beloved said "No radishes?"  "No" I said, "the seeds are old and we never get any radishes".  So when we planted the community garden, we decided to just throw all the (probably dead) radish seeds in and see what happened.  An explosion of radishes is what happened.  Hundreds of radishes!  We've been eating spicy, peppery radishes every day for two weeks. They were simply waiting for the right place and time.
This is also one of the first sketches I've been happy with for a long time.

14 comments:

Shirley said...

Beautiful! Love the intense colors!

marancat said...

Nothing quite like radishes, either for eating or for drawing! Congratulations on the sketch - and the radish crop!

Caatje said...

I'm happy with it too ;-)

Cathy Holtom said...

Well done you! I love radishes too.

Alex said...

Awesome drawing! Love how it pops out of the screen, and the colors are bursting with realism.

Pascale said...

Beautifully done!

Revelle said...

That does look very delicious! We tried growing carrots out back last year. They were tiny and puny so we just left them. Then we had tons of snow over the winter and a very rainy spring. those damn carrots survived the winter under at least 6 feet of snow and they're growing like crazy! Didn't have the heart to pull them up and now they are flowering. Look very much like queen ann's lace tops! I can see the orange below. May pull one out to draw!

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

Nice job on the radish and growing it.

Sandra said...

One of your finest drawings!

nanke's stuff said...

What a splendid radish! I love the bright colors .... wish I could take a bite!! nancy

kazumiwannabe said...

Oh, very well done, and also, lovely!

Deborah said...

A great story to go with your sketch. Looks yummy, I like mine with a little salt please.

Ann said...

It's beautiful! Looks like a very tasty radish!

Dali Lobo said...

lovely radishes.