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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Rainy Days and Rainy Nights

Rain and more rain this past week end and more thunderstorms to come today.   Grass will be  a foot tall before I get to it.   Pretty and green I must say.
I picked a couple  tomatoes, okra pods and squash.   The crook neck squash is my favorite.  It doesn't seem to have as much water and it's more flavorful..
The sunflowers have just turned to giants and the stalks are huge.

I have to support the stalk because the flowers are so heavy.

looking around, the portulaca or moss rose as I call it is a volunteer from last year.

I saw this under the lilac so I pulled it up about a month ago to put in pot for replanting.

Carrot seeds sprouting.


more squash

I picked the tomatoes along with a cuke

I cut up squash with onion, little pepper.  I place a couple of chicken bouillon cubes in the pot with just a little splash of olive oil and dill.

In my electric pressure cooker I set it for 6 minutes.
 I had it for dinner

Oh yes,  I do love dill as you can see.

Oregano finally looking good.  Takes a good while for this to take off.

moonflower running up the string to the door top. 

Pee Gee hydrangea blooming away in the pot

Through the weeds you see the red hydrangea I have had for years and it's been dug up and moved several times.  One day it will bloom I hope


  1. Looks like you have a great garden going! I think we are pretty much out of the rain for a bit..but we are still green so the dry heat is not doing much damage. Seems like we are just the right amount of heat and rain....Garden produce looks YUMMY.

  2. Betsy, your veggies look wonderful. Our tomatoes have been coming in, but the vines are looking pitiful. Your's look so healthy and green. I love yellow squash as well. Your recipe sounds good. I cook mine with onions, a small potato in a little olive oil. It tastes like summer. I think the rain will be over by Friday and hopefully we will all dry out soon. ♥

  3. Dearest Betsy,
    What a lush garden you have and that is a joy, even if the grass cannot get cut when wet for days on end.
    Weeds too grow harder...
    Enjoy this lush period.

  4. Nothing beats the flavour of home grown produce, the meal you prepared looked delicious. I am a fan of dill particularly with fish.

  5. I love your header, and your garden is looking great. And delicious! Mine is done, taken over by the heat and humidity.

  6. Nothing better than RAIN to give us some great veggies and beautiful flowers...


  7. Glad you got some rain! We haven't had any since February, I think.

  8. The sunflowers are lovely.
    Pleased to read you got some rain, we need some here in the UK too!

    All the best Jan

  9. Betsy,
    your sunflowers and vegetables are doing well!! We had 7 inches of rain in 5 days last week and now more rain is predicted all week here again!! Not supposed to be as much though as last week!! My impatiens have turned to mush and rotted away.... They looked so pretty before the rain....Thanks so much for visiting!!

  10. Your sunflowers are absolutely gorgeous.

  11. A lovely post . . . you captured so many of the true joys of summer :) There are always somethings that grow beautifully and then there are some that have a bad year. I noticed some baby squash beetles on my zucchini this morning . . . not a happy thing to find.
    I'm not going to let it steal my "happy" for the day.
    Keep Smiling.
    Connie :)


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