harvest time and friendships


It has been another busy week here as I continue to enjoy what's left of summer.  The weather in Southern California has been so pleasant that staying indoors just hasn't been an option.

Today I am off to spend a little quality time with some online friends that have turned into real life friends.  Elaine from Sunny Simple Life invited us (myself, Kris and Shelly) over for lunch and some fun in the sun.  Our grandchildren happen to be the same age as her youngest daughter so getting together can turn into a family affair.  I think I heard some slip n slide time is on the agenda (for the kids not me) which will leave us with plenty of time to sit and chat.

What does all this have to do with these carrots?  Not a darn thing!  I was cleaning out my photo file and realized that I never shared our carrot harvest with you.  Every spring my grandson and I throw some carrot seeds into a big pot and basically forget about them.  We had an early heat wave in June so we had a grand time harvesting these little guys before they bolted.

He had fun playing farmer for an afternoon and munching on the bigger ones like Bugs Bunny and I got a pretty photo shoot.  Definitely a win-win situation.

Tomorrow we are off to swim at my moms and then Friday I have more girlfriend time on the calendar.  Life is full right now and I am so thankful.

Have a wonderful hump day my friends.

xo, Patty


  1. I love your new blog header!

    I have never tried to grow carrots, but I love the idea of planting them and then forgetting about them! Beautiful pictures!

  2. I love fresh carrots from the garden, especially when they are baby ones. So tasty! It sounds like you are enjoying your summer and friends. Have a great day!

  3. I never would have thought to try growing carrots in a pot, but I suppose it would work! Have fun at lunch:>)

  4. If it's that simple, I may have to try growing carrots next year. Have fun with your friends, Patty!


  5. What a lovely idea. I do not have much garden space and do plant a few things in pots, but I never thought to plant carrots in pots. I hope that I remember this next spring, because I would love to try this :) Oh, I love your new blog design, too.
    Have a great day, Connie :)

  6. Bet those little carrots taste great. Sometimes store bought isn't as sweet as they used to taste to me. Great idea growing them. xoxo,Susie

  7. It was such a fun day!!! I sure do wish we lived in the same area though!!! But it is always worth the drive to get together!
    I will miss you all on Friday!!
    XO Kris

  8. Your carrot crop looks amazing!!


  9. Hi Patty~

    I hope you had a wonderful time with your friends! And oh, I love your carrot pictures! I can't wait until mine are ready to pick! It has been a really long time since I have eaten a carrot, fresh from the garden. :)

    I hope you have a lovely weekend!


  10. A full life can be a very happy life if it's full of the things we love to do! That's so cool that you've become "real life" friends with Elaine. Have a wonderful time!


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