Summer Harvest

IMGP1812IMGP1815IMGP1888IMGP2177

In our part of the world, the rainy season has set in, although technically it should still be summer.  It’s only the middle of May now but the past few days, we had monsoon rains and flash floods aside from the recent typhoon Emong which devastated some areas like Pangasinan and other surrounding towns.  Our town Mabini, which is located in the western part of Pangasinan has no electricity yet until now. And no electricity means no supply of water too.  It’s good that in our  house there, they still have this old reliable water pump connected from a concrete well which the family had been using for so many years now.

Here in  the city, the continuous rains for the past several days were beneficial of course  to some of our planted vegetables and perennial and annual plants in our small garden. The hubby made a trellis at the back of the house and planted some vegetables like squash, ampalaya, tomatoes and pechay. It’s always a thrill to see new shoots like this squash bud we saw lately,but you have to cross pollinate it with a male squash flower in order to grow.  He has also planted bonito ampalaya, those seemingly small ampalaya which are normally mixed with other veggies to make our famous pinakbet. Tomatoes are also in abundance although we only have about four tomato shrubs planted alongside some potted pechay.  Our two dwarf kalamansi trees  are bursting with fruits.  And it’s really so nice to grow organic plants like these, you are simply rewarded with fresh produce everytime you need it.

Advertisements

Tags: ,

About arlene

Life starts with a beautiful dream. Life starts in somehow believing that one day you’ll get what you wished and prayed for. Life starts with something you believe you can do and dream about. My entries here are mostly about my journey as a cancer patient, a cancer survivor, a mother, a friend, and about the books I read, places I want to visit and have visited, people I want to meet someday and mostly about the daily grind of simple living. Dreams and Escapes is about having enough faith to go on, the will to live no matter how difficult life may seem sometimes and grateful appreciations of all the things one holds dear. It is about the belief that I could share a little of my journey through writing and writing is an escape for me. When things get a little too hard to bear, I put them into perspective by sharing them here. Dreams and Escapes, why not?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

writing to freedom

words to inspire and empower

Playing by My Own Rules

Cancer Messed with the Wrong Hellion

I am Pam Holland

Textiles, Photography, Stories, Travel and Teaching

8Duffels & 2Mutts

Tales of an Expat Family in Ecuador

Jeanne de Montbaston

Reading Medieval Books

The Happiness Kitchen

Nutritious and delicious real food recipes

drizzleandhurricanebooks.wordpress.com/

Young Adult Books, travelling, and a whole lot of bookish feelings.

Ellie on the AT

A Baby's Trek on the Appalachian Trail

the creative life in between

cherishing the moments and exploring my passion for creativity... through art, photography, food, and writing

A Quirky Mom's Journal

immortalizing my thoughts about mommyhood,marriage,and everything in between

coolpeppermint

memories and musings

Zimmerbitch

age is just a (biggish) number) NUMBER

Watching the Daisies

Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow

Life Quotes and then Some

A Tribute to Life, Travels and Pets

The Showers of Blessing

Giving and Receiving Blessings

radhikasreflection

Everyday musings ....Life as I see it.......my space, my reflections and thoughts !!

Paris: People, Places and Bling

Theadora's Field Guide to Shopping in Paris

An Unexpected Muse

writing ... after parkinson's

Leaping Life

Express Your World!

Le Drake Noir

Andrikken

Far East Travelogue

A Hotelier By Trade and A Traveler At Heart

Tails Around the Ranch

A pawsome pooch and the adventures of a pet therapy team

%d bloggers like this: