Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance. Yoko Ono
It’s a hot and humid afternoon. The birds are chirping and the bunnies are playing at the far corner of the property. There is a graceful breeze blowing. “Ahhhh…Peace” Laying in my hammock is perfect for a long day. It’s not long because of some boring day job that I have, it’s long because it has been too hot to go outside until now. Earlier I took the kids swimming at my parents, which I quite enjoyed. But, my little boy was ready to come home. Now I know why. He had a 102 temperature. Giving him a dose of Childrens Ibuprofen did the trick. He seems fine now. He loves helping me water the garden and flowers. Every now and then he tries my patience and gives me a little squirt. He laughs so hard. After the 5th time, my patience is wore thin.
Walking to my garden every afternoon gives me great joy. Why you ask? Because I know it will have little surprises for me. It has already given us an abundance of squash and cucumbers. It has been such a blessing to us and those around us. We have been giving them away every chance we get.
Our patch of cantaloupe has decided it wants to completely take over our tomatoes plants. We had to pull them away from them. It was weaving itself up each tomato basket. We have small cantaloupes every where. It is so exciting. I have never planted cantaloupe. Maybe it is our soil, because they are exploding. I love it.
Our tomatoes are finally starting to turn red. We have had tomatoes for about 2 weeks now. Each plants stands about 5 foot tall. I love a good ripe fresh tomato! Yum!
Sweet corn is new for me also. Since we had to stake up the corn so the wind could no longer blow it over, it is starting to toss. The silk is so pink. The corn is about 5 foot tall also. We should have corn ready in about 2 weeks.
Our 2 green bell pepper plants are doing awesome. We have one big bell pepper and a few small ones.
The banana pepper plants have exploded. Come to think of it, I haven’t ate one yet! I know…crazy huh? My hubby gets to them before I do. I like the big ones. I try to leave them on the plant as long as I can but he picks them before I can tell him that its MINE.
Cucumbers. Well let’s just say, we have them coming out of our ears!
I think the okra will be the last thing to harvest. it is definitely coming along, slowly but surely.
I wonder, Does gardening make you as happy as it does me??
The cantaloupe that is trying to take over.
The Cucumber Plants. It was two half rows. Now they have collided.
My beautiful green bell pepper.
The sweet corn. Isn’t it pretty?
And, last but not least, My one of many cantaloupes.