This is a family post, I do not know if you ever had one before in OS but, now you do. The garden is the sole creation of my mother, and mother nature, but both me and my sister, eat everyday fresh tomatoes, onions, carrots, cucumbers, herbs, and in a little while, our first watermelon!! Yes, it is true, my mother has made her own personal garden in the terrace of the block building she is living in. She first bought the seeds, then the flower pots, and with a lot of love, caring and water, the result is what you see. To water them everyday, means that she has to carry 4 buckets of water to the common terrace, all by her self. I forgot to tell you that she lives in the first floor, while the terrace is in the 5th!!!
Our watermelon growing in the terrace.. Believe me, it is true!!!
So, this is dedicated to my beloved mother, with a big and huggy thank you, cause not only in the 1st of July, she had her birtday, but mostly, because she loves us, and provides for us, without judging. This post is by me and my sister, Afrodite, cause we both want to tell to our mother,our thank you for her being our mother, and for her garden in the terrace.
My mothers' creations!!!!
Let me tell you, that she is the only one in the building that has made a creation so fruitful, and nurishing, and she was also the only one by all our family and relatives, who although being in her early 70's, she found a field full of free olive trees, went and gathered as much olives she could. By her self again!!!
Our terrace garden... !!!
Then, and after having collected almost a 160 kilos of olives, she went to a nearby oil presser factory, and got out of her effort, almost 34 kilos of oil, which we still have. As, you all can understand the choriatiki salad, that we eat in our home, is a totall fresheness, cause all the ingredients are ours.
Delicious, natural tomatoes, excellent in gemista and greek salads!!!!
Our basil, rich and strong!!!
Zucchini..here in Greece, they are called κολοκiθια!!
Μy sisters' creative tomatoes!!!
A noir leaf...made by my sisters melancholic eyes!!!
And the watermelon in its blacks...
Happy many birthdays, mother, be always healthy, loved, joyful, creative, and working with beauty as you always have done. In another post I will tell you, all about her fishing achievements, cause for the past year, she has learned to fish, and has already cooked over 100 delicious fishes, all caught by her!! I am telling you, she is amazing. And she is our mother!! My mother, lives to give !!
Kisses and hugs, mommy, we love you!!!!
(All Ιmages by Stathi Stathi)