Bounty from my garden.

It seems like the garden is trying to wind down a little bit. But, the produce keeps coming up roses!! 🙂 I have had a great summer with the vegetables.

The sunflowers are getting tired of the sun, methinks. Taking them to the Art Center tomorrow morning so we can paint them. The roses are still going great. Here are some pictures of today’s haul. 🙂








The herbs above consist of rosemary, sage, oregano and mint. The cilantro is done for the season. I forgot to pick the basil which is growing wild from last year’s seeds.


About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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37 Responses to Bounty from my garden.

  1. slmret says:

    What a beautiful ‘haul’! You will have several good meals from today’s harvest. It does seem to be almost fall, though, with those beautiful eggplants!

    • Zakiah says:

      Yes, I think so. Though he weather hasn’t turned yet. We are getting plenty of rain, but the humidity is unbearable. I shouldn’t take a shower and THEN go into the garden to get the vegetables. I had to come in and take another shower. I was that drenched with perspiration.
      I am going to Oakland CA on Thursday for a few days. Wish you lived close by. I would have spent some time with you again. I will be there till the 7th.
      Love and hugs.

  2. slmret says:

    It’s warm here, with a light breeze, and very dry — like when you were here, except there’s lots of smoke in the sky! Oakland is only an hour’s flight from here — with a little more notice (and not around a 3-day weekend) I might be able to fly up to visit with you! I hope you have a happy trip!

  3. Zakiah says:

    How good that would be. We shall get together next time Janet. Thank you for telling me that. I will keep you posted when I would be traveling that side again. love.

  4. marica0701 says:

    Nice peppers, and you’ve got a good harvest!

  5. Wow – what a nice harvest!

    • Zakiah says:

      Isn’t it though! I love eggplants. But M hates them and will not touch them. Time was when I didn’t cook them at home, except when I had company. NOW, I tell him , everything is not all about you, I need to eat what I like. Period. So I cook them often.

  6. wow you grew this??? that’s awesome.

  7. mrswrangler says:

    I am enjoying a bounty from mine every week.

  8. beowulf222 says:

    Beautiful sunflowers and delicious veggies. You have a green thumb.

  9. kaylar says:

    Wow, and yum and where are my art supplies?!? (-:

  10. christao408 says:

    That’s a fantastic looking haul!

  11. theinfiniterally says:

    What a spread! My mouth is watering! I don’t have anything growing here, but it’s really too hot anyway. I’d like to try some tropical veggies next year.

    • Zakiah says:

      The garden is continuing to produce. BUT, I don’t think it would be too long before I have to take care of the soil and get rid of the plants. Just picked about five large tomatoes, a few eggplants and pepper. Will make a casserole tomorrow with chicken and the veggies.

      • slmret says:

        Add a roux and an onion to those veggies, and you have a great casserole — it was always one of my favorites!

      • theinfiniterally says:

        That is always a sad time. I have to confess that I usually do not make it out to remove the plants before the coming of cooler weather. Probably one reason I’ve always had trouble with plant diseases. I am sure your casserole with fresh veggies will be glorious.

  12. Good soil, good weather , a loving gardener give good veggies and flowers . You know I envy you Zakiah . Bouty and beauty is your garden mottto.
    I hope you did good painting with those wonders .
    Love ❤

    • Zakiah says:

      Dear Michel,
      Thank you. You and I are gardeners in our souls. I wish I could be as diligent about gardening as you are and find wonderful fruits of labor. Mine is miniscule compared to the vast garden you have. May be next year!
      Actually I did paint the sunflowers. Thank you for asking.

  13. YUM! Yay for Summer gardens…veggies, fruits, and flowers! Gardening is hard work…but good for the body, mind and soul!
    I love gardening! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

    • Zakiah says:

      Hope you are doing well Carolyn. I haven’t seen much of you.. but, I haven’t been here much either. 🙂 The garden is trying to go into coma. It is getting unresponsive. But, such is life. ❤
      Hope you are doing well.

  14. r_hsw says:

    bountiful indeed. it’s so great to have fresh ingredients straight from one’s own garden. must be so satisfying.

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