My paths are unrecognizable.
|Do you even see it??|
|Again, can you see my brick path? Mozzy heaven.|
Some things are nicely overgrown. It's not all bad. I've never had success with zucchini before (I know, who can't grow zucchini?!) but I'm giving it away this year.
My straw bale garden is doing great. I've had to water it as often as my pots, but it's got actual squash on it! Yay! And the lack of hedge in this small section has meant that I've had access to my compost heap all summer without hacking a path through the overgrown hedge.
|Acorn and butternut squash, and lettuce and spinach which has surprising not bolted in the heat all summer.|
|An eggplant flower, also in my straw bale garden.|
This golden elder had to start from the ground again this spring and I almost dug up the root ball because I thought it wouldn't amount to much. It's about 7' tall though.
And when will I ever learn? All of my brassicas look lacey with caterpillar damage. I picked and picked and picked those little green things, but there is no keeping up with them. I did cover them briefly in the spring, but they outgrew my cover. Next year I'll stick to a few brocolli and kale and skip the rest. Think of all the beans and carrots I could be freezing!
|Lacey is a only good thing in shawls, not cabbage.|
Beth and Abra did a bit of kayaking, but mostly we sat on the beach and splashed in the shallow water. While at the lake, we found this lovely mermaid basking in the sun.
And we chugged a bit of wine.
|Lingon berry juice, anyone?|
|The sand was beautiful and the wind off the lake kept us not so hot.|
Are you all having a good summer too?