The sketch book from The Sketchbook Project 2010 came last week. Also included was my very own The Brooklyn Art Library, library card. One of the requirements when I signed up was to pick a topic for my sketchbook. I chose, " a record year for rainfall".
It's a timely topic for western PA. We had a wet spring that has flowed into a wet summer. The subject matter also appealed to my environmentalist nature. I have a degree in Environmental Science. In college I took several meteorology and hydrology classes. When talking about rainfall my brain conjures up images from many sources.
I think pictures of our vegetable garden is a good visual as to how the rain fall is effecting my environment.
May 31, 2010
July 4th, 2010
July 20, 2010
I didn't want a garden this year and didn't help put it in. We usually put seven layers of news paper down with straw on top to block weeds. I don't think my husband put enough news paper down. The weeds are growing ...like weeds!
Zucchini and pole beans.
I didn't want to can this fall. My husband planted 40 tomato plants. I'll probably be canning!
I was going to take the weed whacker around the plants today but it rained and the bugs will eat me alive.
I need to find an old pot. I really want to try making dye from marigolds.
I picked these two zucchini and banana peppers today. Lots more zucchini to pick.