Friday, July 1, 2016


I guess Summer is really, truly here.
Heat indexes this weekend, will be triple digits...
if not the actual temperature.

We spend a lot of time here...
on the porch.
That requires mosquito spray...
LOTS of mosquito spray.

Apparently this guy hasn't been doing his job.

Even in the heat, jobs have to be done.
I got the grass out of the Veggie Garden...AGAIN.
And, put down some gravel, in the path.

The Tatume Squash keeps blooming,
but no squash, yet. It better get moving,
or, it's outa there.

The tomatoes are getting ripe.
Probably the last for a while....too hot to set.

Okra is blooming.
(didn't notice ants, until I edited this photo.  
Need to see why they're there.)

No ants on the Burgundy.
We've gotten some pods, but not enough...yet.

The Cosmos come back in the Veggie Garden, year after year.

I love the little water drops, on the Purple Heart leaves.

No rain or watering...just pull it from the air.

Appropriately for the 4th, the Firecracker fern is putting on a show.

The Hummingbirds love them.

I'll leave you with one of my favorite photos.

Taken in 2010 (SIX years!),
on our big trip to North Dakota.

Still a way to wish a very

Happy 4th of July!!


  1. Tomatoes! Envy... Mine are small and green, and some plants' tops were eaten by a deer.
    Have a great 4th of July, Linda! Your porch looks like a good place to relax!

  2. Love that patio. I'd be spending my time there as well. When I see ants on the okra it is usually aphids.


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