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If you noticed, Lee and I spend our Saturdays visiting my dad and sister and capturing images here and there to share with my sisters that live far away. My mom’s orchid is in the 20th week of blooming, the top flower of the lower branch starts to show sign of withering.
Another simple lunch of Bamboo soup and white jasmine rice. We don’t eat a lot of sticky rice since my dad is half Chinese and I guess he grew up eating white rice like most typical Lao Chinese living in Laos.
The Asian corns are getting taller, but no ear thus far. My dad has been complaining that there’s not enough rain in his area. It’s kind of odd that we both live in the foothills and it might rain at my house but not his. I’m not sure if it’s because I live near the lake and it rains more often at my house.
This is truly an Asian Garden.
My dad might move the string bean trellis next year to a more sunny area. It’s too shady and instead of trimming the maple tree it is easier to move the trellis. The little wooden pole at the end has a purpose by the way, it’s to block the water hose from damaging the plants.
The string beans by the deck get plenty of sunshine.
Thai Chili peppers
The Thai eggplants have little holes here and there, other than that they look healthy.
My dad’s cucumbers withered before they mature and he seems to think that there are too many leaves and not enough sunlight. I think he went overboard with the trimming or pruning, it looks like it has a bad haircut.
Another wooden pole in the above photo.
pumpkin and wooden pole.
And the crab apple tree, as you can see that it is not very tall.
It bears plenty of fruits, and they taste very tart now.
My sister fish pump quit working Saturday night around 10pm, she said that the big fish came up to the surface trying to get some air. She didn’t know at the time, and didn’t think it’s an emergency situation, I guess you live and learn. She kept thinking that she will get a new pump in the morning and by then it was too late. She called me Sunday morning and I went over to take these pictures.
I think she has 1 Koi left and the rest are comets. My dad had to use a vacuum tube to blow air into the water while my sister went to get the new pump. He didn’t think they would survive and I think him trying to put air into the water has helped saved their lives. The fish pond looks very empty now, if you recalled 3 fish died in one of my posts and my sister said 6 died last winter. I’m not sure if she plans to get anymore.