Monday, August 25, 2008

The Garden - August.



I can feel it. The garden is almost peaking and from here we will count the days until our nights are cold, we check for frost warnings, and fall will come. I love the fall and look forward to cooler days, but I also enjoy reaping from the garden what we have worked so hard on all summer. Everything is so lush and green and tumbling on top of each other overtaking every open spot. The best part of summer.


(click on the links below to see the full size image)
1. sunflower., 2. tomatoes. , 3. leeks., 4. slicing cucumbers., 5. butternut squash., 6. tomato time!, 7. beans., 8. pumpkins., 9. dill., 10. Peppers., 11. peppers., 12. bee butt.

20 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow, how gorgeous. I love the shot of the back of the sunflower....brilliant!

Karen Maezen Miller said...

You are rich.

Shalet said...

What a wonderful collage of photos! I envy your garden - so lovely and lush!

ladybug-zen said...

beautiful garden!

Jessica said...

Oh I love late August gardens, so full and ready with yummy things.

Anet said...

Wonderful harvest! Bee Butt is very cute!!!

Dawn said...

I didn't know there was a flower called Bee Butt! ;) Your garden is gorgeous! I love those purple peppers.

piscesgrrl said...

You said bee butt! giggle snort

(I've been living with boys too long.)

Dawn said...

Hi Dawn! It's Dawn!

Denise-Lovely collage...I am partial to the sunflower (I almost used my login pic-as my header!) and the bee butt!

Don't bees have the cutest butts? As long as they keep them to themselves!

Ahh, Fall...what's that? :) j/k We get a little bit and we will get a lot when we travel back to MO in Oct. Looking forward to it~

Have a great day!
:)

Dawn said...

Beautiful collage! I am partial to the sunflower (I almost used my login-pic as my header!) and the bees butt! Don't bees have the cutest butts? Well, as long as they keep it to themselves...

Ahh, Fall....what's that? j/k :) We do get a little bit and are looking forward to immersing ourselves in Fall in MO in Oct!

Have a great day!
:)

denise said...

Thanks everyone. :)

Laura -- When I am out taking pictures in the yard, the boys will yell BEE BUTT!!! (repeatedly) whenever they see a bee in a flower so that I will go over to take a picture. So, yes, boys will do that to ya! ;)

Yarrow said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! What beautiful photos. I too am feeling that the garden is on the down side of summer succulence. However, we are still reaping the bounties, as you are. Blessings. Looking forward to fall too.

Eluciq said...

beautiful photos...wonderful colors...and a bit weepy to see summer on the downslide...but i love the fall too...so all is good!

La casa nella prateria said...

As usual, there is just a word for your pictures: Art

Tara said...

Beautiful photos. I love the Bee Butt caption!

Barbara said...

Thanks so much for sharing those wonderful photos. I am a novice gardener and am reveling in the bounty of my own home-grown food, and enjoyed both the pictures and your obvious love of your garden.

8)(8 said...

Those are gorgeous photos. I especially enjoyed the posterior of the sunflower.

Teaching Handwork said...

I see bees on sunflowers on almost every blog I visit....something is in the air....support bees!

sheila said...

Oh, me too. It always makes me slightly sad to see the end in sight. But we have had such lovely meals this summer, all from the garden. I love it.

Poppy and Mei said...

Bliss!

Oh yeah. I suck. I just found your package in a box.
I'll get it together one day...(maybe? DEFINATELY!) ;P Xxx