Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Have you ever noticed . . .

. . . how much vine, tendril, and pod is required to produce a handful of peas? Not to mention all of the ingredients: soil and nutrients, dried peas (seeds), temperate pea-appropriate temperatures, days turning into weeks, the cycle of sun and night, water?

This year the birds chomped and chewed up most of the pods in the top eighteen inch region of the four foot vines. I suppose I could have put up a net or a scarecrow or silver and gold whirligigs that would reflect the light. But I didn't because some writing (yes, writing) and some vegetables are for the birds.

(And I happen to like birds. Mostly.)


Betty Edit said...

Wow, when did you change the look? It looks great!

That's nice that you leave some peas for the birds. And some for me too. :o)

whirligigdaisy said...

I also like the new look. I know nothing about blogs and how to change their look. Oh well.

So we're watching the sunflower fields along the Tour de France and I was thinking how many sunflower seeds people must eat, and grain, and tomatoes, and almonds, and rice. The earth is amazing. Not only for it's beauty but it's ability to help us live, survive, and thrive even.

Denece said...

I'm laughing out loud.