Waning summer days
mean heavy laden branches
with dew covered gems
I have been amazed at the volume of raspberries I have picked this year! And, this weekend’s harvest will soon be transformed into lovely little jars of jam!
And that is not a bad way to spend a Monday at all!
Today, I have no words so it is a very good thing that I managed to take some photos last week.
This is a deer-resistant native PA plant (I think it’s a Cardinal Plant). It was not happy where it was and had not bloomed in several years. I am glad it seems to have settled in to its new spot well!
The coleus this year is amazing – but this species is really spectacular.
But, the zinnia’s are the gift that just keeps on giving… prolifically! Which is a very good thing because shortly after this picture was taken the deer came and ate them…in broad daylight!!
I am going to find comfort in the tasks of Monday and I hope you can find some solace today also.
It seems unreal to me that August is almost halfway over. The big bees seem to know though and this morning I woke to find the first overnight guest of the season. Yes, this large bee spent the night in the butterfly bush and, even though I am trying desperately to slow down time, waking to find this bee is certainly the best way to start the day.
I hope your day is full of lovely surprises, too!
The harvest of the first cherry tomatoes truly ushers in summer.
And, it looks like summer is going to go on for a good long time, if I measure it by the bumper crop of tomatoes waiting to be ripened by the sun.
Even the little bees are excited!
But, as for me… enough dreaming about tomatoes! It is another day of knitting for me, and I better get to it!
Have a great Tuesday!