August 22, 2010

All the rain and hot weather means a lot of mosquitoes! At night we hear the noise of the cicadas.  One was making its noise in my drought garden while I watched.

The cicada crawled up the tallest Gaillardia.

Though we are coming to the end of summer our garden harvest has been so abundant this year.  These peppers are turning orange.  I have not tried them yet, but the green pepper I have been eating has been sweet.

In the foreground is English Thyme.  To the left of the swiss chard are bush beans.  We have had so many beans this year.  We froze four bags this morning.

Zucchini leaf with basil flowers.  While we were otherwise occupied this week several zucchini squash grew huge and we had to put the largest ones back in the compost pile.

A squirrel planted this oak tree, but we like the location and it has grown a foot this year.  If we have any trouble with our Chinquapin Oak we will have a backup!


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