Height of the MidSummer

By , July 24, 2015

In my garden, (c) The Herbangardener

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A completely bearable, beautiful wet summer we have had so far! Since we’ve had no need to turn on the sprinkler system yet, last night was the first time this year that I dragged a hose out and watered a dry patch of lawn. Believe me when I say, this is unheard-of! After a late Spring warmup and some dismaying hail storms early on that defoliated or bruised much of the garden, things are finally looking pretty nice.

Summer clouds (c) The Herbangardener

Zucchini leaves, (c) The Herbangardener

Tomato flowers, (c) The Herbangardener

Borage, (c) The Herbangardener

Cucumber spiral, (c) The Herbangardener

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Pruning fire blight off the apple tree.

Unless you prune during the winter, pruning utensil blades must be wiped off with rubbing alcohol between Each And Every Cut.

This is half of what came off:

Pruning apple tree, (c) The Herbangardener

Apple tree, (c) The Herbangardener

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On her quinceaƱera:

(c) The Herbangardener

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Squash flower, (c) The Herbangardener

Borage flower and bee, (c) The Herbangardener

Morning glory flower, (c) The Herbangardener

Summer garden, (c) The Herbangardener

Green tomatoes, (c) The Herbangardener

Homegrown garlic, (c) The Herbangardener

Backyard garden, (c) The Herbangardener

Winter squash, (c) The Herbangardener

Zukes and cukes, (c) The Herbangardener

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This tiny being – a wee chickadee – quietly completed its circle of life within the safe boundaries of our backyard.

Chickadee, (c) The Herbangardener

And to dust we shall return, (c) The Herbangardener

We must honor our fellow Earthly travelers.

Tiny grave, (c) The Herbangardener

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Daisy, (c) The Herbangardener

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Out and about for the joy of it, soaking in Summertime at a beautiful nature space, with my Mom. It was really a special day. Our eyes were even treated to male and female Cedar Waxwings, as well as male and female American Goldfinches. And many, many irresistible baby bunnies!!

(c) The Herbangardener

Bee hives, (c) The Herbangardener

Pond, (c) The Herbangardener

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(c) The Herbangardener

Water lilies, (c) The Herbangardener

Stream, (c) The Herbangardener

American Goldfinch, (c) The Herbangardener

Baby bunny, (c) The Herbangardener

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7 Responses to “Height of the MidSummer”

  1. Mary says:

    Once again some beautiful pictures. What a way for me to start my day. Thank you for taking the time to take and post these. It looks like you live in a very wonderful place!
    Very Sincerely,
    Mary šŸ™‚

  2. snowpeas says:

    Your garden is spectacular!! And how nice to be nourished with all that natural water from sky you’ve been blessed with this summer :). Your pictures are breathtaking, and the one of the perfect heart-shaped leaf actually brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing the beauty of your world. <3<3

  3. Lindsey says:

    What a nice comment for me to start my own day with, Mary!
    Thank you so much.
    Blessings to you,
    lindsey

  4. Lindsey says:

    Such a kind comment, thank you Snowpeas.
    Love to you!!!

  5. Deborah and Alan says:

    Beautiful grave for the bird. Thank you! And Happy Birthday to Liz!
    Love and hugs to you and F

  6. Lindsey says:

    Thank you, dear Deb and Alan.
    With love and hugs back to you as always.

  7. Kate says:

    You have such an eye for natural details like the water droplets and insects and Raisin’s whiskers and eyelashes. Your beautiful garden reflects your TLC. I’m always so happy to see your blog show up in my inbox.

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