Camellia sasanqua Alabama Beauty
Today is also the final big event for our community garden project, a harvest festival/potluck dinner for the 45 families that have been a part of our three Growing Healthy Kids gardens this year. Always a wild scene with many children running through the space and people speaking three different languages, it's fun, challenging, exhausting all at once. And me unable to speak? I just finished preparing a brief powerpoint of the highlights of the year that another staff member will get to present for me. I'm sure I will arrive home ready to fall into my bed. Tonight may be the night I break out the heavy duty hydrocodone infused cough syrup. Meanwhile, I've got a pot of chicken soup simmering on the stove.
We've been thoroughly enjoying the tiny crabapples on the Prairie Fire crab tree this week as they have gotten riper and redder and hang like ornaments from the branches. We are waiting for the day when we may look out and see the tree filled with robins or perhaps waxwings eating them up, so far we've only spied a squirrel clambering around up there.