Sunday, 14 September 2008
Green Thumb Sunday
This year in southwestern Ontario is has been very rainy , rainy day after rainy day.Do I sound tired of it , you bet. Most other summers we are praying for rain , it has been so hot and dry , this is Mother Natures way of balancing I think. Temperatures have been pleasant this summer running 25 most days with the odd day of 30.
I will stop whining.
When it isn't pouring I take the dog , Buddy for a walk every afternoon around the pond by the clubhouse I wander down to see the garden plots some homeowners have.
They grow everything from fruit to vegetables to flowers .While on one of my walks by the garden I heard some birds loudly chirping away beside the creek.What did I find ? one of my favourite fruits growing wild, elderberries! Lots of elderberry bushes. Love elderberry pie!
This year I am a little late in getting to pick this fruit before the birds but wait until next summer I will beat the little devils to these bushes or at least give them a run for the money and gather enough for 1 pie.