Harvest by psychographer

Harvest

Decided to enter this into this week's theme of nostalgia. I remember when I was a small child going with my Grandad to his allotment and helping him pick the peas and other goodies and on returning back to my Grandparents' house helping my Nanna pod the peas for tea :o)
This is the first harvest from our garden this year. I was surprised to find the courgettes as this time last week they weren't there but unfortunately they aren't all that's grown, the nettles were bigger too and stung me as I reached in. There's also the runner beans from yesterday's shot, some green eating apples, red cooking apples and some greengages.
Beautiful shot of all these wonderful veggies!! :)
August 16th, 2013  
Love the colours
August 16th, 2013  
Love the colours and the story behind this shot. I remember podding the peas (from the market) with my grandmother, too - I always loved it!
August 16th, 2013  
Reminds me of a Harvest Sunday basket. Very nostalgic. :)
August 16th, 2013  
Awesome shot
August 16th, 2013  
What a sweet memory---did u really love veggies when u were just a kid? me?---nope! but now I realized how important they're for our health. Love the shot,btw.:)
August 16th, 2013  
What are greengages? Not a term that I'm familiar with.
August 16th, 2013  
How delicious a harvest!!
August 16th, 2013  
Beautiful shot.
August 17th, 2013  
This just screams "summer". The tones and the light are terrific
August 17th, 2013  
I love greengages. Your garden is amazingly rich in varieties.
August 17th, 2013  
Ha! Yes! When food was actually food! Delicious happy shot! :-)
August 17th, 2013  
how lovely :)
August 17th, 2013  
My pop had a huge vegetable garden and I always loved helping me to pick his fruit and vegetables. They are good memories.
August 17th, 2013  
very cool
August 17th, 2013  
wonderful capture! Such a lovely assortment of garden goodies.
August 17th, 2013  
JH
Gorgeous! I have nothing to harvest this year - have totally failed to make the most of this summer, and next year we'll be in a flat with nary even a window box to our name.
August 17th, 2013  
awesome shot!!
August 17th, 2013  
Love your pov and lighting!
August 17th, 2013  
great basket of memories
August 17th, 2013  
You know how it makes me nostalgic? We used to have to take boxes (obtained from the green grocer and wrapped in crepe paper and sellophane) filled with fruit and veg to harvest festival at school. When Rachel had her first harvest festival at school I assumed that's what was required and went all over in search of crepe paper etc only to find that every other child was carrying a tin can (& famously in one case a bag of penis pasta!!!) Rachel did get to lead in the procession and put her basket in pride of place though!!
August 17th, 2013  
This is great! We used to sit on my grandmother's back screen porch stringing the beans. Is that the same thing? Not sure what podding the peas means...taking the peas out? But what does that have to do with tea ? I am clueless! But I do know i love this shot!
August 17th, 2013  
Great memories Lisa, love the processing as it certainly gives the nostalgic feel and it reminds me too of the wonderful vegetable and fruit garden we had at home when I was a kid. Now as for the runner beans, freshly picked from the garden are my favourites but unfortunately in Oz we don't get them. Our local green grocers occasionally have what they call continental beans but they aren't as nice.
August 17th, 2013  
Sue
Great harvest Lisa ... love your processing! :P x
August 18th, 2013  
@espyetta Podding the peas just means taking them out of their pods. The runner beans in the middle of the basket are the ones that we string. And tea is I guess an English colloquialism for the meal we eat in the evening. Thanks for the comments MaryBeth xx
August 18th, 2013  
@elaine55 They're never as nice when they're bought are they. We can buy runner beans in the supermarkets here but I wouldn't bother. The only way to do it is to grow them yourself or get given them by someone who grows them themselves :o) There is nothing like fruit and veg eaten fresh from the garden xx
August 18th, 2013  
@judithg Oh I used to do that with my kids Judith. Has it really got to the point where tins and penis pasta are the order of the day? Penis pasta!! What is that?? xx
August 18th, 2013  
@psychographer I figured that about podding peas. And I did not realize you say "tea" for the meal. Gotcha! I am learning English at this late date! LOL! We Americans have a unique form of it, and it often is not even close to the original.
August 18th, 2013  
@timandelke Greengages are little green plums Elke and they're very delicious :o) xx
August 18th, 2013  
@psychographer I agree Lisa much nicer grown at home. I used to grow them in pots as my garden in Hove is very small. Supermarket ones are not too bad the first part of the season but then they become very stringy.
August 18th, 2013  
I like the red mixed in amongst the green tones!! Yummy and delish looking!
August 21st, 2013  
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