Scrolling through my photos on this late August morning, a subtle theme became apparent. Little bits of yellow popping up here and there. Like, for instance, this volunteer sunflower. It volunteered at the base of one of my camellia bushes and soon soared past it. Since the camellia was only recently planted I didn't want the sunflower to take away the nutrients from the root ball so I let it bloom, took it's picture and then cut off the seed head to feed the birds. Not a bad deal for a free flower.
The butterflies have been keeping me company during my morning flower watering sessions. I never ever tire of the beauty and movement they add to the garden.
The container gardens are still hanging in there.
While they aren't quite as lush as they once were, the bees and butterflies don't seem to mind a bit.
The American Goldfinches are daily visitors to the feeder, coneflowers and Black-Eyed Susans.
Like the butterflies they add movement and beauty to the garden.
Yellow spaghetti squash made a recent appearance in my kitchen.
In the past I've always roasted it in the oven.
Did you know you can poke some holes in them, plop them in the crock pot along with 1-1/2 cups of water, set the timer for 6 hours on low and have it ready when you return from a day on the lake (or wherever your day may take you)? Well, you can and we did and it worked very well.
The tomatoes are ripening up fast in my little veggie garden.
We bought four different heirloom varieties this year. The long skinny ones above look orange, but they are really yellow and quite tasty.
Yours Truly floating around the lake with her yellow noodle.
While my brother and sister-in-law were here last week we spent a wonderful day together on the lake. I'm always a bit hesitant to feature other people on my blog without their consent so you'll have to imagine them floating around with me.
Hard to believe school started here today and summer will soon give way to fall. Personally I'm ready for the heat and humidity to hit the road. Until then, I'm content to enjoy the many good things summer has to offer. Birds, butterflies, flowers, garden produce and dips in the lake to name a few.