Here’s a few snapshots from this summer. No photoshopping, fancy angles, or tilt-shifts. Just snippets that were documented for the sake of minutiae.
Irish, Red, and Yukon Gold potatoes
My Uncle and son sitting on one of the tractors
Paradicsom Alaku Sarga Szentes pepper. Also called the “Hungarian Pumpkin Pepper.”
“Exotic” peppers for this season. Pasilla Bajio, Paradicsom Alaku Sarga Szentes, Shishito & Friariello Di Napoli
“Family-sized” sweet potato.
A beautiful flower that I have no clue how to identify.
More unidentified flowers. (My grandmother will kill me for not knowing what all of these flowers are.)
My grandmother’s stove. Inspiration for “The Southern Table.” We were having an afternoon fish fry. My grandparents did a traditional cornmeal batter. I went with a beer batter. My grandfather and I fried the fish in the outside cooker. The hush puppies were done by my grandmother in the skillet you see here. “Why?” You may ask. She doesn’t think my grandfather or I will cook them right. So, naturally, we drew “fish-duty.”
My stove. Where “The Southern Table” becomes a reality. This particular morning, my son and I decided to cook breakfast while my wife slept in. He’s out of frame, to my right, in his high chair.