Monday, July 6, 2009

106/365 Zucchini arrival

Look out. The zucchini are arriving.

That sounds a bit like a "heads up, the aliens are landing," or "be prepared, the in-laws are here," doesn't it? I'm sure some people would argue that those statements are actually synonymous, but that's a topic for another day.

The arrival of zucchini, I believe, is much more enjoyable, though requires nearly as much preparation or work.

If you aren't a gardener, then you probably aren't blessed with the knowledge of the amazing production of one zucchini plant.

I've heard many people remark that they'd be willing to bet you could hear the squeak of a zucchini growing overnight if you sat there long enough. They've been known to double in size in 24 hours, meaning they'll take over your yard (or counter top) if you turn your head for an entire weekend.

And my dad planted three plants. Holy mackerel. And they're starting to arrive.

But oh, they're tasty. I look forward to dozens of loaves of Mom's zucchini bread, and many more nights of zucchini saut├ęd with Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb.

Bring on the fresh vegetables!

Camera: Canon 40D with 60mm macro lens, 1/125s, f/2.8 at ISO 125 at about 7:30 p.m.

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