The computer migration is complete. I think. It seems all of my photos, etc. have safely made their way to the new computer. While I'm still figuring out the changes associated with upgrading operating systems, I think I can manage to put together blog posts once again.
Here are some things I took photos of over the past week...
The moon flower plant went into high gear.
I try to cut off most of the blooms after they finish so the plant will produce more blooms. A few will make very prickly seed pods so I have a supply for next year in case the plant doesn't make it through the winter.
The zinnias in one of the new flower beds are putting on a multi-colored show.
I spotted a butterfly under one of the zinnias. I grabbed the camera to get a photo of it and discovered that it was under the bloom because it had been captured by a white spider.
It's a dog eat dog world. Or, in this case, a spider eat butterfly world.
Tuesday evening, I posted a rain gauge report. We had a downpour and I got photos of it from under the patio cover!
See the water pour into the rain barrels?
The Russian Sage in the front yard is loving the 100 plus degree weather we've been having. It's covered with blooms.
The flower tower between the garage doors is really getting the whimsical look I was hoping for as the purple hyacinth bean plant twines its way around everything. Sometimes, when I'm walking in or out of the garage, it reaches out and tries to twine around me!
The tomatoes, peppers and cantaloupe in this raised vegetable bed are doing well. I'm harvesting tomatoes every evening (even got some in the rain Tuesday evening--not during the downpour, but after it let up.) There is basil in there too. I'll be making tomato sauce soon. I've liquefied some tomatoes and put the juice in the freezer for chili this winter. You can see what I've "put up" by going to a page in the right hand column.
Here are the snake gourds in one of the new flower beds. They creep out of the bed and I tuck them back in. They also wave their vines in the air as if they're saying, "Here I am."
We enjoyed cooler temperatures over the weekend. Hope your weekend was good.
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