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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Early June 2017

I took the shots in this post on Saturday June 3 and Saturday June 10.

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The weather cooperated for me to check on Bill's garden where he's retired in Oxford, NC.

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I wasn't sure if his vegetable garden would survive while he and our daughter were in Europe (France, Italy and Greece) for 18 days.

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It turned out well with rain at the beginning of the week and and coool weather mid week.

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The hot weather was on Saturday and Sunday both weekends so it motivated me to go and turn on his irrigation on the Saturday mornings. 

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None of the shots are of Bill's actual vegetable garden. The shot above is rolled bales I shot before I got to his house and the tomatoes above that shot are of tomatoes growing in one of his compost cages. I'm not sure if he even knows about them. I pick him up tomorrow to take him home so I'll find out then. 

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The shot above is Bill's meadow and the shot below are trumpet vines growing on an old tobacco barn that's in his meadow.

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He has a lot of wildflowers. I'm glad that he and Avory were able to go on this trip. Bill's 8 years older than I am so he has retired before I'll be able to. I'm grateful that our friendship has survived our divorce many years ago.

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I was able to meet Avory during a student exchange she did during high school in Germany (around 2002). We took a train from Germany to France so I'm glad she was able to have a trip like this one with her Dad. I spent a summer in Europe in 1974 too when my father was on a sabbatical. Bill has lived in Japan but never been to Europe and I've enjoyed their trip vicariously through instagram.

4 comments:

Denise inVA said...

These are lovely photos Carver, and such a variety of pretty scenes. Thank you for sharing Bill's garden. That's great that he and your daughter have had a vacation in Europe. We had a chat with a nephew this morning when he visited, who had just returned from Ireland, England and Holland. Always love to hear about people's travels and his was fun as I am sure Bill and Avory's is. Have a great week :)

Penelope Puddlisms said...

In the end friendship is the key to any marriage … sounds like you and Bill have a great one! How wonderful your daughter was able to see these wonderful places in Europe with the added safety of being with her dad and perhaps vise versa. :) On a floral note, I love the field daisies. I’ve never found seeds for sale and long wanted them on a hilly part of my lawn. In desperation, I recently transplanted a few from a local park field. :))

YTSL said...

Continuing on the weird associations theme (from over at my blog): when I saw the photo of the bales of hay, I immediately got to thinking of Monet's haystack painting... ;)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh thank heavens for that last bit. Knowing you have already enjoyed time in Europe and a great trip with your daughter , makes me glad. Of course I'm happy that Bill and Avery are getting this experience,but at first it Didn't seem fair that you were keeping everything going at home. But I feel better now. His farm is in a lovely area.

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