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Friday, September 20, 2013

Quick Update from Garden, Bookstore, Village

Four plants, one fruit!
My garden update will be really quick. That photo is it in its entirety. Yes, I'm calling it 'fruit,' because tomatoes are, aren't they? And eggplants are in the same family. Besides, if the eggplant is the plant, and then we call its fruit eggplant, too -- well, it gets confusing.

What's going on here?
Small group effort to hoist --

BANNER over WAUKAZOO STREET in NORTHPORT!
The "Leelanau Uncaged" street fair is set for next Saturday, September 28.

Everything arranged
By late afternoon on Thursday the 19th, everything was in place for Don Lystra's reception and reading, set for 7:30 p.m. The turnout was excellent, the reading superb, response gratifying to author and bookseller alike. 

Audience assembling
Author reading
Attentive listeners
Lystra takes questions from audience
The next morning, Friday -- today, in fact -- I was relaxed enough to take note of change and progress in Northport.

"Tuckers of Northport," the boutique bowling alley-to-be, is moving along day by day. Next summer's visitors will be surprised by the new look of Waukazoo St.
new garden
Over on the bank corner, at Nagonaba and Bay, where a raised-bed garden and huge tree were removed this summer, a new garden has been installed. As sad as it always is to see a garden go, it's that good to see a new one in place.

3 comments:

Dawn said...

We grew egg plant in the community garden. I thought the plant was beautiful, as was the fruit. I grew a plant at home the next year...and got ONE fruit, which I gave to the neighbor.

Kathy said...

How nice that you can grow eggplant. We've had no luck this far north. Looks like you had a good time with Don Lystra.

P. J. Grath said...

Undoubtedly eggplant would do better in a greenhouse or hoophouse. My authors, on the other hand, are a hardy bunch. Yes, we had a great time with Don -- and look forward to Fleda, Ken, Art, and Mark yet this fall. Then in December an artist with children's books. More fun!