Thursday, July 17, 2008

Garden photos with first summer bounty

Beautiful Summer. This summer has been hot already. Too hot for many things to thrive. And too hot much too fast for others. But for onions and peas, it has been a great year, and it seems to be shaping up to be a great year for tomatoes and pumpkins as well. This picture above is an onion flower. Isn't it stunning? I only have three onions left in my garden from last year, but they are flowering now with these beautiful little bouquets of white blossoms that praise the sun for shinning.

And these little visitors sure have been sweet. We watched them for about 10 minutes the other day, bathing, and then jumping up to the feeder and eating and then coming back down for another dip in the bird bath. If I am correct, this was the missing link to my little inner city bird sanctuary and there will be birds nesting in the yard by next spring. Here's hoping!

And my peas (below).

They have been giving us food for nearly two weeks now. They peas came on fast and furious and are now nearly done. Started 5 wks late, ending only 2 wks late. The growing season this year just gets more and more odd. But I am thankful... esp when eating things like organic free range chicken from a local farm and snow peas from my garden for dinner last night.

I am not the only one who enjoys a salad including these beautiful blossoms. :) Happy bunny...

2 comments:

simply patti said...

Is Domino warming up to being held yet? Brie likes to be held but Benjamin, the giant beast of a lop does not. I think it has something to do with his size; he must way at least 12 lbs by now!

It looks as if she is eating the corner of her little house... that reminds me of Hansel and Gretal!

Val said...

She hates being held. Will still pee on anyone who tries. She loves being petted though, which is a big step up for her. Yes, she ate her little house. Good thing it was old wood.

Isn't she cute?

Val