How can it be the second week in July already? The summer season is on fast forward it seems. We've had weeks of rain, and flooding, and now mosquitoes are eating us up. The firework display is history, raspberries are coming on in the backyard and so are the green beans. Nice little additions to our meals.
Hollyhocks with white, burgandy, magenta, pink and yellow blooms are nearly eight feet high. The potato plants are nearly two feet high. The tomato plants are the biggest I've ever grown, and seem to have outgrown the raised bed. Zucchinis are the size of dill pickles. Rain and heat makes them happy I guess. More so for them than us. We...no likee because it breeds bugs. Ugh!
The corgi girls like to listen to the birds, and roll in the grass. They bite into the yard pulling up grass. Does this mean they are lacking vitamins in their diet, or just being naughty? Hmmm. Dixie snaps at wasps, and mosquitoes cover poor old blind Addie's eyes.
We haven't had a backyard fire yet to roast hotdogs. It's on the list though. I checked the country roads to find out the status of the elderberries. Late August that juicy deep purple should come making the berries ready for pie or jam. Soon the blueberries, and blackberries will be ready in Indiana. A good time for all. Love watching the hummers, and listening to the night sounds on a summer night. That includes the whine of scooters and motorcycles, the yelp of kids jumping into inflatable backyard pools, and the hum of mowers.
Ahhh summer. The perfect time to....