Chronicaling the lunacy of taming three acres in Tidewater Virginia, one square foot at a time!

"Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sunny and HOT!

Away from the blog and the garden, immersed in a large work project this week...but things are happening out there without my supervision! It's full on summer with hazy, hot and humid days that make the tomatoes and viney things grow right in front of your eyes....and make a daily quandry of should I water, or will we have a gullywasher thunderstorm at 4:45? I harvested the first two cukes this week that had not a hint of bitter....and a handful of the super sugar cherry tomatoes.

At baseball the other night, in the category of "what the heck is it?"... this GIANT buzzing, flying beetle thing landed on the GIANT light standard. It is by far the biggest bug? I have ever seen!

Evil garden dwelling, one bite out of every strawberry eating rabbit pretending not to look at me...I can still see YOU!!!
Bee on Hollyhock...pretty flowers...leaves have the rust bad! :(
Onion flower

Millet...I think it's cool....

The corn has the beginning of tassles!
Turtle under Rosemary...
Rained on Hydrangea.
The next lunchtime cuke.
C'mon Hummers....
Isn't Dill pretty?
Grow, grow, grow!

1 comment:

Ellada said...

It's wonderful to see a beautiful garden with insects and animals. Bravo for the photos.