My Garden June 17, 2011

I think having people in a video adds life to the garden.  That’s me working in the garden at the beginning of the video, I used a tripod to hold the camera. I don’t have a very steady hand and use the Monopod a lot shooting my video, it works well in tight space.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/25277755 w=515&h=290]

I uploaded my video in HD format, if you have a slow internet connection please watch in Youtube.

It has been raining some in our area, but the weather has been nice most of the time.  The hot and humid weather doesn’t bother me. I think since I was born in a hot climate of Laos, I’m adapting well.

Photo taken 6/17/2011-Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/20sec, ISO 800, focal length 17mm, evaluative metering

Bo sometimes helps watering my garden, although I like to water the vegetables myself since I’m not as rough on the spraying as him and I also soak the ground to make sure the roots get plenty of water.

Photo taken 6/17/2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/100sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

The cucumber trellis turns out as I had pictured it back in March of 2009, the cucumber wines cover the A-Frame perfectly.

Photo taken 6/18/2011-Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/80sec, ISO 200, focal length 32mm, evaluative metering

It also helps lift the fruits off the ground.

Photo taken 6/18/2011-Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/60sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

I only planted 3 cherry tomato plants and I have plenty to last me the whole summer.

Photo taken 6/18/2011-Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/400sec, ISO 200, focal length 27mm, evaluative metering

Photo taken 6/17/2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/100sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

The chili peppers are a hardy plant and nothing seems to bother them.

Photo taken 6/17/2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/100sec, ISO 800, focal length 94mm, evaluative metering

The Thai eggplants are the opposite, they attracts so many bugs and have to be cared for all the time.

Photo taken 6/17/2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/100sec, ISO 800, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

The Brussels Sprouts that I planted from seeds are doing well, can’t wait to see what they look like.

Photo taken 6/17/2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/125sec, ISO 800, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

It’s almost embarrassing to take a picture of the basil since I picked them too often and they don’t grow fast enough for me.

Photo taken 6/17/2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/125sec, ISO 800, focal length 73mm, evaluative metering

The main branch of my pomegranate tree died and it looks more bushy now.

Photo taken 6/17/2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/50sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

The flowers really brighten up the garden, and attracts bees that help pollinated the fruits and vegetables.

Photo taken 6/17/2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/40sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

Photo taken 6/18/2011-Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/100sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Photo taken 6/17/2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/160sec, ISO 800, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

4 thoughts on “My Garden June 17, 2011

  1. I could use the cucumbers, I’m making Vietnames Banh Minh. Yes cherry tomato and the basil leaves too are perfect for mozzarella salad.

    Fabulous video the HD is the way to go 🙂

    • Thanks salalao, I should have done HD way back, and glad that you can pick your own viewing option in youtube. I get plenty of cucumbers right now, and fresh cucumbers are the best. 🙂

  2. The HD video is nice… watering the garden on a hot & humid day can be very relaxing!

    I’m glad to see your A-frame did a great job holding up the cucumbers. The Brussels Sprouts almost look like baby broccoli.

    And the flowers are nice. I didn’t get to do a bee flower garden for my mom this year. So I just planted mini roses, geraniums, and some sunflowers. I think the bees will like it. 🙂

    • Cambree, I didn’t get to plant the butterfly flowers also, the Fall would be a good time since it’s nice and cool and I’ll rearrange the yard/garden then, I hope to plant some fruit trees. The A-Frame works wonder for small spaces, I think the cucumbers would do well on a waist high trellis also. I really like the flower in the garden, it adds colors and attracts bees, definitely a plus for the garden.

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