Yes, we had about one hour of sunshine yesterday before I had to leave for work , so I took that chance to snap a few quick fotos of my balcony/’garden’. Can you tell we’re not having the best summer ever?
But whatever the weather, I love having my own tiny little space of green in the city and have been growing vegetables and herbs since I moved here. I even used to have a little ‘garden-pont’ (including a water-lily) in a big black mortar bucket, but the heavy frost in february killed everything in it. It also killed the bamboo, the larkspur, and most of the herbs.
It probably seems silly to people with big gardens or those living in the country with acres of green all around them, but tending my few containered greens, watching them blossom and starting to bear fruit and finally harvesting the (rather meager) crop makes me insensibly happy.
So, meet my green friends:
And it looks like there’s really going to be some sort of harvest this year:
And at last one shot of the best part of balcony number one. There’s a second one on the other side but I didn’t have time to fotograph there (it’s untidy anyway since the winter’s massacre, nothing left but some squash, a bamboo skeleton and the ruins of the pond) and now it’s raining. Again. Who would have thought?