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 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.