Although summer is zipping by quickly, we are enjoying every bit of it. The little ones spent two weeks at a fantastic Vacation Bible School that broke up summer a bit. We had a terrific vacation up in our local mountain community with the whole family. I have enjoyed gardening, and swimming, and reading a few books, and hooking a few projects. My sewing room waits for cooler weather.
We have a couple more little trips to look forward to, and soon enough, the summer will be over. Already, the days are noticeably shorter. My garden has been producing massive amounts of beautiful tomatoes, squash, onions, herbs, cantaloup, cucumbers, beans, peas and more.
My tomatoes have gone plum crazy, and instead of trying to offer any more support and risk uprooting, or breaking off nearly ripe fruit, I have opted to allow them to grow willy nilly, and rest their heavy fruit laden branches against my wrought iron fencing.
This little cherry tomatoe plant has been a top producer of mine. I will be planting even more of those next year. They are so unbelievably delicious and sweet!!!
I have planted pretty zinnias and johnny jumpups in the garden boxes where I have harvested other plants that left bare spots begging for something to grow.
That sad little shoot to the left of the green onions is a bunch of basil I rooted in the kitchen, but I am not sure if it will make it or not.
The strawberries have been sweet and juicy, but I didn't plant nearly enough of them.
On my way out to the coop, I snapped this photo of the wicker set out on the outer patio where we bbq, and often have our summer meals. We sit at this shaded set so often in the late afternoons. I have discovered that an old King sized fitted sheet works beautifully to keep the set and cushions covered and clean when not in use.
My nasturtiums have made a bit of a comeback, after I pruned them way back from their unrulyness. Is that a word?Our avocado trees have had quite a year! They are producing avocados in mass quantities, like we have never seen in the 20 years we have been here. We are keeping everyone we know in guacamole, and the extras have gone to a food bank.
I am doing something this summer that I haven't done in a very long time! Letting my hair grow! More often than not, you will find me in some sort of a crazy, bohemian "do" like this.
This morning I have all three of my niskitchitzels. They are playing nicely here in the playroom, while I write this post.
For now, Ducey and I say "try to keep cool wherever you are spending your summer days."
She sat me down at my bathroom vanity, and pulled out a comb and a box of clips, some hairspray, and a rubber band. With lightening fast fingers, she did this.