I hate that summer is already on its way out the door! Around here pool supplies have been replaced with notebooks and pens at Target and kids are getting ready to head back to school in a few weeks. And we are already harvesting apples from our backyard orchard.
I love all the seasons but why is it Summer never seems to last as long as the others? With lots of busy things on the calendar up until now it seems summer is just getting started. We have also had a much cooler and wetter summer than we are accustomed to here in Maryland which makes it seem like summer hasn't quite arrived until now. The last week it has dried out (much to the dismay of my tomatoes) and gotten hot and humid. This morning as I was drinking my coffee on the deck the sun started rising and with it steam from the floor of the deck where rain had fallen over night. We are trying to finally kick into low gear and enjoy a few quiet weeks by the pool and in the garden before the season has passed us by. Enjoy a few photos from this week.
Not quite in the garden, a pumpkin sprouted in the chicken yard where the kids had thrown scraps last fall. We were going to mow it over but the boys insisted we save it.
The sunflowers are in full bloom
A volunteer from the bird feeder
Samuel, Elisabeth and Carmella made these tents yesterday.