Hot weather and thunderstorms are here. Tomatoes are growing. Summer is here and the garden is active!
American goldfinch feasting on the first purple coneflowers.
There is just one clump of gaillardias this summer.
There is also one small group of Shasta daisies.
The Miscanthus ‘morning light’ ornamental grass stretches over the back-eyed Susan flowers, which will bloom before long.
The downy woodpecker spent time on the laundry pole pecking for something.
There have been quite a few baby robins in the yard, though they are really “big” babies!
Tomatoes are forming on one of three tomato plants.
With the long, cool and wet spring we have had our best year of green peas.
I pick a bowl of wax beans every day. Cooking, freezing and giving to neighbors. Not pictured here are the raspberries I have been loving!!!
At the end of May I sprained my ankle badly and so I spent a month sitting around watching the weeds grow. On Sunday I started taking walks again and have been increasing the length of the walks each day. It is wonderful to walk again, though I should have been doing more stretches this past month and I am trying to make up for it now.
Today, on the fourth of July, I took my lunch to the forest preserve at the Little Red Schoolhouse and took a wandering walk.
Waterlily at the pond. When I got this picture on the big screen I saw the tiny frog. I could hear the bull frogs as I walked past the pond.
I tried to take a picture of a dragonfly and saw I had a tiny frog in that picture, too.
I stood still by the slough and saw an indigo bunting feeding.
The catbird was calling.
This bird seems to look like a catbird, too, but the call was completely different, I think.
A summer trail. I am so thankful to be back on my feet!