Hyacinth beans, a big mushroom and bird’s nest fungi, and sweet potato flowers all found in the yard. I also have patty pan squash coming out my ears, Now we are trying to see just how big a patty pan squash might grow :)
As much as I am enjoying this last bit of Summer vacation, I have to admit that seeing signs of fall (pumpkin spiced coffee beans for sale, all the fall sweaters & tights) has me quite excited for September & October. I am trying to remind myself to enjoy the Summer before it’s gone…garden goodness, all the tall sunflowers, amazing leaf bugs, and late sunsets….
As excited as I am for the Fall, I am trying to enjoy all the flowers that I know I am going to miss come Winter. I spent a few hours weeding all the flower beds the other day (they really needed it) and had to get out my camera for these pretties. A few of them I grew from seed, so I am extra proud!
I harvested the first veggies from our little garden this morning. I shelled the peas, and cooked them up with the beans with some olive oil and sea salt as a lunch side. Not a big bounty of anything right now, but I’ll take a few veggies any day!
We also have the first little tomatoes growing out there, so exciting!!
I couldn’t help myself and started on a Halloween cross stitch that I made. It’s a big one so it might just take me all of Summer to have it done in time for Halloween. I also may have had an iced pumpkin carmel coffee the other day, and that can make you do strange things in the month of June.
The weather has also been pretty lovely lately. Cool breezes and not too hot so we’ve been taking lots of walks and spending as much time as we can outside before it gets too humid. My sister and I took our youngest kids on a little road trip on Wednesday. We went to Hershey PA (and the surrounding area) for some thrift shopping (what a surprise!) and to also do the free Hershey Chocolate tour, it just never gets old. My youngest son has made a list of things he wanted to do this Summer and the tour was one of them. Even though he has probably been on it about 8 times…I guess it’s a Summer tradition for us.
****A bit off topic but I keep forgetting to ask! Someone asked me a few weeks ago why I made my blog images on the small side (not as large as they could be) and so I made an effort to use larger sizes from then on, but I find when I view my blog on my website–they almost seem a bit too big. In bloglines they look fine, but I wanted to see what you all thought. Are they took big now? 628 width is what they are set on now, and previously they were 491. Thanks for any input! To give you a better idea below is the last photo but at the old size I would have posted…