This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

View with new camera

This is another photo with my new camera. I think it gives me a slightly wider view than my old camera. Today is a very snowy day and we have a couple inches of fresh snow.

Its taking me a while to get used to my new camera (Olympus Stylus 720 SW). I have trouble with the lens cover, which closes every time I turn the camera off. If there's any moisture on the lens, it then smears when I turn the camera on and doesn't focus well. I think because it has such high resolution and such a small lens, it is hard to focus anyway. The camera also has many settings to figure out. Maybe just a better and more complex camera than my previous one and I will continue to work at it.

The bushes to the right in this photo are two of the bushes I plan to remove this spring to make room for more vegetables. Closest to the fence is a large rhododendron, next to it is a yew. I think my tomatoes will do well in this spot against the south side of the house.

aerial views of my home vegetable garden



Blogger Carol said...

I'm looking forward to seeing all the changes in your raised beds, from snow to some harvest in just a few months.

February 16, 2007 5:28 AM

Blogger carletongardener said...

Well, I'm looking to forward to harvesting the carrots that are buried under the snow. I left alot of them in the ground. I meant to pull them just before it snowed, but I didn't get to it. So once it thaws I'll have a carrot harvest. (I'm looking forward to taking a picture of a big pile of carrots.) That should be soon, maybe middle of March?

February 17, 2007 7:57 AM


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