Not very much has been going on over here, in the grand scheme of things. I'm busy, naturlich, but not with anything worth noting--going to the gym, eating, sleeping, reading, writing this or that little thing that (I hope) will one day join up with other little things and produce something bigger. On the other hand, there is The Garden.
The Garden is truly three gardens (East, South, and West), and it is truly the province of The Minister, though I contribute here and there. (I made a triple batch of pesto today, for example. We now have more than 50 tablespoons of pesto in the freezer.) It is a lovely and densely packed garden, or gardens, chiefly because of some vines (melons and a mystery squash) that have filled in every empty inch and would willingly tear down the other vegetables if allowed. Tonight, inspired by the beauty of our lettuce going to seed, I took some pictures. For your pleasure:
First, the lettuce. It's almost in flower! We're hoping it'll reseed the patch.
Our chard is frankly out of control. This is one of like five rows (albeit the healthiest one). Chard, chard, chard. It'll produce until November, too.
Plenty o' poblanos.
You get two pictures of the eggplants viewed through the jalapeno leaves, because I think they're pretty.
And now for the jalapenos.
The ever-bearing strawberries are trucking along; we've got about three gallon-bags worth in our freezer already, and they'll keep rolling in into the fall.
Raspberries! The bushes are still pretty tiny, though.
A single blackberry flower.
The mystery squash! It grew out of our compost. It's huge. It wants to conquer the world.
Oh--and of course, there will be tomatoes.
I love summer.