Saturday, August 22, 2015

Local Saturday - There's No Place Like Home

After several weeks of having to travel about 150 miles from home every weekend, I am finally home to stay - and savoring every bit of the summer that remains.

For example, I have a couple of day lilies still blooming.  A red one, which I bought last year, is obviously a late variety.

But this yellow one has been blooming, a little at a time, since around July 5.  I can not believe the staying power of this short lily, almost hidden in a patch of oregano, but blooming away.

Some basil, complete with a bee in the upper left hand corner, in a pot in my front yard.

 A pepper plant in my front yard is finally bearing red peppers.

A Burpees bush cucumber plant, growing in my front yard, has already provided me with some cukes for pickles.  Protected by a fence, it is doing quite well despite neglect. But one end of each cuke is skinny - I've never seen this before.  They look like little balloons.  The skin is a tiny bit tough, but the taste is good.

Just about now, I should be offering some recipes to you, my dear readers.  But today, I won't.   Maybe later next week.

It's so good to be home at last.

5 comments:

  1. Your flowers are looking very beautiful, Alana and the peppers look like they are doing well!
    :)

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  2. Very beautiful post, nice flowers :)

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  3. You always manage to post the most beautiful and peace inspiring images. I love the second yellow flower the most.

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  4. I'm glad the craziness of the last weeks have settled down for you, Alana. There's nothing as calming as the sight of a beautiful flower. Allow yourself the time to appreciate the beauty, and the peace of 'home'.

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  5. Glad you have a semi-relaxing weekend for a change.

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