Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Heaps

….Thanks to Sue W. and GC for hosting Weekly Prompts https://weeklyprompts.com/2022/10/22/weekly-prompts-weekend-challenge-heap/

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Heaps of snow
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…of raw shrimp in the shell
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….of blooms
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…of soft pillows
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…of gourds
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of tomatoes
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…of vegetables
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…of stone
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…of squash
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….of children’s books

Tuesday Textures – Beyond Its Best Before Date

….some things in my garden weren’t picked in time

When our granddaughter was here she went out every morning and picked the ripe and not so ripe tomatoes, peppers and beans. Now that she’s gone some of the bounty from my garden has been left too long on the vine. Miss you Winnie!

The textures here are wrinkled, withered, dried and ruptured.

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Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Chop

….thanks to Weekly Prompts for hosting this challenge https://weeklyprompts.com/2022/05/14/weekly-prompts-weekend-challenge-chop/

The prompt is Chop. It could be a number of things like chopping meat or wood or anything that comes to mind when you hear the word chop.

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Sunday Stills – The Monthly Colour Challenge – Spring Green

thanks to Terri for hosting Sunday Stills https://secondwindleisure.com/2021/03/21/sunday-stills-monthly-color-challenge-spring-green/

There’s not a lot of green in Toronto yet so I had to look to the green grocers for shots of green.

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Mundane Monday #200 – Crop

….thanks to Ko Rural Mad as Hell blog for hosting Mundane Monday

Dictionary result for crop

/kräp/
noun
  1. a cultivated plant that is grown as food, especially a grain, fruit, or vegetable.
    “the main crops were oats and barley”
    • an amount of produce harvested at one time.
      “a heavy crop of fruit”
      synonyms: harvest, year’s growth, yield, produce, vintage, gathering, reaping, gleaning, garnering;

      fruits
      “some farmers lost their entire crop”
    • an abundance of something, especially a person’s hair.
      “he had a thick crop of wiry hair”
    • the total number of young farm animals born in a particular year on one farm.

      This bird certainly has a thick crop of feathers on top of his head.

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Signs That Autumn is Definitely Here

….for weeks I’ve been complaining that the colours aren’t changing

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Beautiful Vegetables vs Huge Ugly Ones

…..from the Royal Winter Fair

I always enjoy looking at the prize winning produce at the Royal. This year did not disappoint. The giant pumpkins are always a big hit and there was a good variety of oversized root vegetables (some completely unrecognizable). This year there was also a display of perfectly formed vegetables that were grown in a greenhouse.

Large and Ugly

Uniform and Perfect

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Dinosaur Park and a Pioneer Garden

….the park surrounding Dundurn Castle in Hamilton

My granddaughter loves parks and the park surrounding the castle is one of her favourites. She calls it the dinosaur park because the climber has pictures of dinosaurs on it. She’s a great climber and loves the slides and swings. She made sure that her Papa got on a swing as well.

In the far corner of the grounds at Dundurn Castle there lies a large, old fashion garden with flowers, fruit trees and vegetables. Some of the produce is used in the kitchen at the castle and the rest is donated to the city food bank. Much of the produce is true to what was grown in the 19th century. The gardeners were very knowledgeable and wonderful to talk to. I learned a great deal.