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maandag 30 augustus 2010

De kleuren van augustus

Het is herfst. Het regent. Het waait, of liever: het stormt. Alles ziet grijs en grauw. Sue heeft gevraagd de kleuren van augustus te laten zien, maar de laatste paar dagen nodigden niet bepaald uit een rondje door de tuin te maken. Daarom wat plaatjes van eerder deze maand, toen de zon nog af en toe scheen.

It's autumn. It's raining. The wind is blowing, or rather: it's storming. Everything looks grey. Sue asked us again to send in our colours of the month, but the past few days didn't exactly invite us to walk arond the garden. Therefore a few pictures of earlier this month, when the sun appeared now and then.
Toen de zomervakantie begon, kwam Jasper bij ons met een heel klein plantje. Dat had hij van Juf gekregen, om in de vakantie voor te zorgen. Wat het was? Hij had geen idee. Wij wel. Hij vroeg, of het bij ons in de tuin mocht staan. Dat mocht. Samen met hem werd het plantje in de grond gezet. Jasper ging naar Spanje, vakantie vieren. Toen hij terugkwam, zag zijn plantje er zo uit.


When summerholidays began Jasper came to us with a very small plant. His teacher had given it to him, to look after durin g the holidays. What it was? Jasper had no idea. We had. He asked, if his plant could grow in our garden. It could. Together with him the plant was put into the ground. Jasper went to Spain, for a holiday with his parents and sisters. When he came back, he saw this.

Zo ziet het kleine plantje er nu uit. In de hoek rechts beneden is nog een puntje te zien van onze courgetteplant. Die ziet er ongeveer net zo uit als Jasper's pompoen. Leigh vroeg zich af, wat iedereen toch met courgette's doet. Ik zal proberen binnenkort wat recepten te geven hier. Maar één plant produceert al meer dan we kunnen opeten

This is what the little plant looks like now. In the bottom right corner the leaves are visible of our 'courgette' plant - I think it's zucchini or squash in English speaking countries. Leigh wondered, what people do with these. I'll try to write some of my recipes here soon. But one plant produces more than the two of us can eat.
Onze tomaten.

Our tomatoes.
De rozen krijgen ook al vruchten.


The roses are getting fruit as well.
Maar toch: de rozen zijn bezig te vergaan...

But still: the roses are getting to their end...
Ons wild


Wildlife in our garden
met zijn vriendje. Heeft het kikkertje niet prachtig dezelfde kleur als het blad waarop hij zit?

with his friend. Isn't the frog's colour beautifully the same colour as the leaf on which it is sittting?


Meer kleuren van augustus, in verschillende delen van de werreld, zijn te zien in het blog van Sue, Life Looms Large

More colours of the month, in different parts of the world, can be seen on Sue's blog Life Looms Large

9 opmerkingen:

Leigh zei

Annie, I would love to try some of your recipes! Even though it's autumn, your garden looks amazingly healthy. Mine is starting to show signs of wear and tear, some disease and bugs which are getting a foothold. You're right, our plants are so similar, even though we are in different parts of the world.

Delighted Hands zei

Laughing about the zuchini-it overwhelms no matter where it grows! Very pretty garden!

Amanda zei

Great garden photos and I love the little frog.

Sharon zei

Interesting on your weather - ours has been a little off as well. Your pictures look like September pictures to me, but harvest of tomatoes is lovely any month. I read Ian your comments about washing rugs - we both got a laugh.

Nina zei

Your colours are so pretty. Your garden looks healthy and great! I love your frog. We have those too in our little pond. They are so cute. We're on the verge of autumn here too.

Tina T-P zei

Wow, that pumpkin has really taken over - ours have grown well this year too - he moved them to a new bed - full of sheep poop! They really love it and have grown huge! T.

And I loved the little green frog!

Life Looms Large zei

Thanks for sharing your August colors!

I love how that plant just took over....must have been a little shocking to see it get so big!

Glad I'm not the only one featuring an amphibian in my photos!

Sue

Evelyn zei

That is some courgette plant! Do you save the rose hips for tea? Beautiful garden and photos.

Marsel zei

I have always thought that squash blossoms are beautiful! The frog is very pretty, too.