D I G I T A L P H O T O G R A P H Y — Yesterday, June and I, my friend and fellow resident of Pink Gardens, rode our bikes to our town's Community Gardens. For a nominal fee, I think it's $35-50, you can rent a 20x20 foot plot of land on a farm that was given to the town. Gardens of all sorts, and gardeners of all sorts, rent these little pieces of farmland to varying degrees of success. I shot mostly the flowers, as the vegetables were almost uniformly untended and rather sad looking. I'm going to chalk it up to the heat wave we've had for the entire month of July, and am going to check back next week. The past few days have not been quite as hot, and maybe that will nudge the 'farmers' to tend their vegetable plants a bit more closely. It was a shame to see so many tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and beans just rotting on the vine rather than being picked when ripe. It took all I had not to go and "remedy" the situation by picking them, but Karma's a bitch, so I didn't take anything that wasn't mine, lol. I'm glad we have our own garden at home though, as it's just so much nicer to be able to go right outside and weed, and to check on how the plants are doing—it's so much of the gardening experience to just walk around and stare at the burgeoning bounty on a daily, if not hourly, basis.
Four more photos after the jump.