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The Last Rose of Winter and 1st Swim of Spring

Sunday, March 17, 2013

'Tis the last rose of summer left blooming alone All her lovely companions are faded and gone"

I know the bard is Not thinking of a cabbage but this "Last Rose of Winter, " this cabbage was the last harvest from my fall garden. I do still have shallots, onions, garlics, and leeks but they take a long time to bring to maturity. But the rest of her lovely companions-peas, beans, squash, and LOTS of salad greens are all faded and gone.

And to celebrate, I decided to be brave and go the pool at the YMCA. I think it will take at least another week for the community pool to finish construction. So I went. And I'm very sorry I didn't go sooner. They evidently still heat the pool and cover it at night because the water temp was 86 degrees. And I think everything seemed warmer because you didn't have the fans blowing the cold outside air inside to keep the bubble inflated.

I worked 90 minutes and could have done another hour if I wasn't already a prune.

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LESLIELENORE 3/18/2013 6:13PM

    That is a beautiful cabbage. So pretty! Glad you enjoyed the pool.

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CHRISTINASP 3/18/2013 4:16PM

    That pool looks soooo good! So does the cabbage, by the way. But in a different way. One cannot really eat a pool or swim in a cabbage, hmm. Or, it would not be good for our health! lol

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LVSHOPE 3/18/2013 2:59PM

    Way to go, Sue!

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SHARJOPAUL 3/18/2013 8:17AM

    That cabbage is beautiful! I can't wait to plant my spring veggies. Just need the soil to dry out enough I can work it. Swimming has got to wait for me, the lake is way too cold, but if we get a nice warm day soon I may take my kayak out.

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BUDDHA33 3/18/2013 7:23AM

    Your cabbage looks absolutely perfect. You are an excellent gardener, Bravelute! Guess you don't have to worry much about deer and squirrels there. I moved my veggies into pots on my deck last year to deter the deer, but they just came right up on my deck to eat to their hearts' content. Its a good thing they are so beautiful!

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PATRICIAAK 3/17/2013 10:20PM

    Sounds like a great way to spend St Patrick's Day afternoon.

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NELLIEC 3/17/2013 8:40PM

    Sounds like you REALLY enjoyed that pool! emoticon

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