Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring flowers

Last year and this year, we've had a special treat that we haven't seen in the yard before. I guess the cold winters have made the amaryllis bulbs "reactivate" and flower. They only last for a few days, but they are really pretty.

We also had a surprise pineapple appear. I've been planting the tops of all the pineapples we eat in hopes of getting a few to sprout. Well, we finally have one and it's fascinating to watch it develop. It even has little flowers on it. Who knew?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Emily and Eric's wedding

Yesterday Scott's sister Emily and Eric Risner got married. We had so much fun at the beautiful wedding. It was a good chance for me to meet a lot of my future family. It was great to spend time with everyone.

They got married at the Burroughs Home, a historic house in downtown Fort Myers on the river.  Here's a video of Emily's father-daughter dance with Jim.

And here's the photos I took. I didn't shoot much, because I didn't want to get in the wedding photographers' way.

Emily and Eric make such a great couple, and we can't wait to visit them in Puerto Rico after their big move.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Corn from the garden

Just after Kylie and Amanda's visit, Scott and I checked the corn plants to see if they were ready. To our surprise, they were! So that night we cooked up the two largest ears and I photographed them. But the next day at work, I accidentally formatted the card they were on and deleted them. Fortunately we harvested two more ears and ate them a few days later. Sadly the ants got the other two ears before they matured. So here's a photo of part of our first ever corn crop.
Pardon the bad light. i was using the point-and-shoot under our stove light.

I'd say it was a partial success. The corn tasted really great straight from the garden. We just need to figure out how to plant more next year. We learned that lesson with the carrots last year, and we are about to start harvesting our second round of carrots. We just planted a third round, so we'll see if they make it in the hot days of spring.