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Summertime

It’s such a pleasure spending time in the garden, especially this time of year. Even with our erratic weather, we have color and life everywhere. The garden is abundant with vegetables and flowers. We have been busy the past 2 months harvesting cherries, followed by peaches. A couple of days ago, I pulled the yellow onions, cleaned and trimmed them for storage.  The ‘Big Boy’ and ‘Juliet’ tomatoes are providing us with tomato sandwiches and salads. The zucchini is trying it’s best to hide from our searching eyes. The last one was about a foot long (oops). Eating outdoors just about daily is the best summertime treat and a relaxing way to catch up on our daily activities. Listening to the splashing of our water features, watching the bees and hummingbirds-zipping back and forth. What a treat. The dahlias are blooming in several corners of the yard and these blooms have been cut and placed in a vase gracing our kitchen island. The begonias, in pots and hanging baskets are glorious. As busy as we are each day, enjoying the fruits of our labor, is the best feeling. There is no better time than “the good ole summertime” and right now we’re enjoying every minute of it before it’s over.

Pink dahlia. (photo by Sharon Rico)
Pink dahlia. (photo by Sharon Rico)

Lavender and white dahlia.
Lavender and white dahlia.

Big beautiful begonia.
Big beautiful begonia.

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 8:35 AM
Tags: bees (82), blooms (11), flowers (20), garden (66), hummingbirds (9), summertime (1), vegetables (21), water features (2)
 
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