I am forever wishing I could get up earlier. And earlier. And go to bed earlier. And earlier. But it never quite works. We get most of our best garden work done in the cooler evenings, so everything gets pushed back at night. Then the 5:20 alarm really doesn’t work for me. So I am not Susie Sunrise Greeter. But on the occasional morning when I can get outside with the camera before Farmer has realized it and wants to come along, just a little bit after first light and not before the dew is gone, I am happy. I love the light, the quiet, the coolness, the promise. Wouldn’t it be great to hold on to that morning karma all day long? But then, of course, you wouldn’t have evening…and sunset–my second favorite time of the day.
Here’s a look at what I saw one June morning on the farm.
Poppy volunteering in the market garden
Baptisia blossom poking through the deer fence
Potting bench and cart shadowing the coop-shed
Flag iris flanking the garden gate
Newly potted tomato plants waiting for a move up to the farm stand
Cilantro soaking in cold water
Purples and greens blowing out
Two hundred-plus tomatoes marching to the East
Next week: Strawberries and Sunset!
One thought on “First Light, Sort Of: A June Morning on Green Island Farm”
Absolutely stunning! I especially love the blue iris.
I noticed there seem to be roots on the cilantro. Does it last longer if you harvest the whole plant? Or do you not want it to go to seed?
Looking forward to sunset!
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