The yard has exploded with color and new growth as we experience July-like temperatures coupled with springtime rains. Last week, we had to retreat to the garage to watch the storms roll by, leaving the grass half mowed. Neither of us complained, with ice cream sundaes in our hands and sweat dripping off our brows.
It was much cooler this weekend and it is a refreshing change. We've been suffering from very drying winds - near constant battery - every day last week but it seems this week will be calmer. The yard is so lush. This is what happens when the deer don't make a meal out of it all. I've had such great luck this year preserving my hosta that they are crowding the space and the little flowers cannot peek through! Good problem to have, I suppose!
In the veg patch: tomatoes, spinach, beets, radishes, gooseberries, blackberries, blueberries, cilantro, dill, bell peppers, banana peppers, and peas.