Thursday, October 24, 2013

Springing into Spring Like an Iceberg.

Spring is upon us and as usual the weather here in Antarctica is unpredictable. One day will be glorious and the next icy, windy, and pouring rain. Today falls into the latter category, I can see sheets of rain coming down on the hill however the sun is shining brightly as if it's telling us not to give up, Summer will come eventually. 

We have a happy vegetable garden started with tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, radishes, peas, snow peas, asian greens, lettuce, corn, capsicum, cabbage and seeds as well. The herb garden is coming along nicely, regrowing after winter and we've added a curry plant and some coriander to it. We also have lots of flowers on the fruit trees, the apples are covered in pretty pink flowers. 

The front garden is full of flowers, and we put a shelf in the alcove near the front door and have some flowers growing there too. Spike wanted his own garden so we created a shelf attached to the side fence and he has a number of pots with flowers growing there. He quite enjoys gardening.