Thursday, July 9, 2009

Home Grown Goodness

Some of my favorite memories as a child were spent with my brother on our ranch. My parents owned a cattle ranch in Colorado and we had Texas Longhorns (somehow the Aggie within overcame!) We had great afternoons playing in the irrigating ditches and picking apricots and apples from the trees and eating them by the dozens.

It is such delight to watch my children enjoy some of the same homegrown goodness as they are growing up!

Caleb and Avery and McClaine working on planting an herb garden. The backyard is decorated with a gazillion zinnias, beautiful eye candy cuddled in the East Texas Pines.
Our cup overflows! So does our basket, our bucket, our t-shirts, our pails, whatever we can use to gather the bounty of tomatoes, onions, peppers, jalapenos, habeneros, serranos, poblanos, and squash.

Breathe it all in baby girl. Eat tomatoes by the fistful. We are blessed with homegrown goodness.


amanda said...

awesome pictures friend!!

one day i hope my garden is that overflowing!!

Vashey Fam said...

Tyne, i love this post!!! Your images not only capture your kids' childhood but also mine. This is exactly the way I grew up. I'm glad your getting to have some of the same with my parents. I love you sister!

Patois said...

These photos and your words are so fun.

Elaine A. said...

Wow! That's so wonderful that they kids get to help with growing their own food. I love it!

And the pictures are beautiful. I love Miss Avery's freckles.

And how are you making these darling photo collages? Are you sharing your secret? Because they are great!

Krystyn said...

Wow! Your garden is quite bountiful!

Susan said...

Beautiful collages! I sure wish we had that homegrown goodness. I grow herbs but that is about as much as I dare attempt at this point.
I also have such fond memories of eating homegrown goodness when I was young. My grandfather had an amazing garden with all sorts of yummy veggies and also had a huge row of blackberry and raspberry bushes.

Jen said...

These photos are spectacular...seriously, you have a gift for capturing your children's natural expressions and beauty! I love your daughter's adorable freckles!!

Mrs4444 said...

Seriously, my heartrate picked up looking at these pics. Wow. The FRECKLES! The sweetness! You ARE blessed.

Erica said...

That is just wonderful delight! Makes me want to go dig up our few square feet of back yard and plant something!
By the way what font is your post title in if you know?

Angela said...

These pictures are so cute! How did you make the collages? Very creative!