I love flowers! Every year I try to find more room to grow more flowers so I can have them inside the house:
The colors of summer flowers and summer food is just amazing! I can hardly stand how beautiful things look on the table.
More and more wildlife is finding its way to our yard! I'm sure this is due to the gardens. Birds are constantly about, as well as butterflies and other insects. Not to mention Mama Mallard as written about before.
If you look closely, you can see a female hummingbird taking a little break on the tomato cage. We are having so much fun watching the hummingbirds. If I keep the feeder filled, they are constantly about.
A little bouquet always livens up bathrooms, especially bathrooms that I feel are too small and perhaps not as aired out as I would like. Here they are in the guest (ahem...children's) bathroom.
Don't you just love the colors in this swiss chard!!! (which, by the way, is good cooked with sesame oil and soy sauce sprinkled on at the end):
A new member of the family came today -- a swallowtail butterfly caterpillar, which the boys are hoping will form a chrysalis and hatch! We'll see. We found him on the herbs at our CSA (where we were for 3 hours today, volunteering in the 105F temps!!!!).
The State Fair starts Friday and I can't wait to go. There are 4 possible dates we could go (free tickets and $2 admissions). Now to decide if we should go once, twice, or four times!!!