Tuesday, May 3, 2011

homegrown spring salad

this spring i am finding that the garden is allowing me to slow down just a bit more. although the tasks of the garden may seem trivial- planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, preparing- they are becoming a necessary part of unwinding at the end of a long day. with this in mind, i am celebrating the smallest moments of preparing a homegrown spring salad from our garden.

the harvesting of edible flowers

gathering of greens

washing the dirt from our radishes

admiring earth's bounty

adding some broccoli sprouts for crunch

& enjoying each bite

i hope you, too, will enjoy the slowness of the garden to table.


  1. such simple pleasures. beautiful photos, natalie.

  2. I too love that slowness of tending the garden - a chance to shift totally out of the busy demands of the day to day. Tending plants has such a depth to it, that goes beyond the particular activity of the moment.

  3. yes, beautiful photos. and a beautiful sentiment as well.

  4. beautiful, delicious, nutritious. all those good things.

  5. I have just bought some flowers to pot up for adding to salads. Such a pretty and colourful addition.