Yes, I know. I disappeared. I just finished teaching 165 students a 7 week condensed statistics course.
My students, for the most part, ripened over the course of this crash course. Just like my raspberries did. What little free time I had during this spin cycle of teaching was devoted to my garden.
My fledgling gardening hobby took on a life of it's own and is now fully planted.
This raspberry bush has taken over the back corner of my garden after being planted by my sister 2 years ago. This is my first crop of raspberries since last year the birds got most of them. The above (small) plate was picked, photographed, rinsed, and eaten less than 30 minutes ago. There should be much larger plates coming too....I can't believe how much this baby has grown even in the past week.
And they were the best I've ever tasted. Sweet!!!
I've got plenty of photos to take and share of the rest of the bounty growing in my garden this year. It is seriously the most exciting venture I've ever undertaken and physically I haven't felt better in years.
And today, on Canada's 141st birthday, I felt it was important to share my harvest...albeit electronically. For millenia this land, now called Canada, has provided enough food to sustain it's peoples through long and harsh winters. Life can only be regarded as good when you can pick your breakfast out of your backyard in the middle of a city of over 2 million people.
Namasté Canada. You've done good.