It's a beautiful morning on the farm.
The sun is rising in the Eastern sky...
its golden rays touching the earth almost horizontally.
Have you ever noticed how much more vivid color is in the morning?
Each day as the sun rises and sets we are treated to its energy...
its energy, like vibration transformed into color...
color so bright and alive...
So, let us, on this beautiful blue skied, vibrant morning
take a ride to the garden and experience color at its brightest and best!
We'll travel like this....
It's a perfect morning for a ride to the garden on a pink bike!
Watering chores need to be done.
And vegetables need to be harvested!
Let's take a look through the fairy window at the flowers in bloom...
Hollyhocks remind me of frilly ball gowns...
hoop skirts with layers and layers of frilly petticoats!
Squash blossoms abound...
in this box loaded with all types of squash plants
spilling out into the aisles!
There are teeny tiny baby pumpkinettes appearing on the vines,
and behind them the corn is as tall as my shoulder!
(Isn't it supposed to be knee high by the 4th of July?)
When our watering chores are finished,
we must harvest some vegetables for dinner.
Not bad for one morning's pick, huh?
Come, let's take a look at the rock garden.
You might remember that I built it just this Spring...
Purple gayfeather (Liatrus)...
A showy orange echinacea...
Fiery orange snapdragons that have been blooming for 2 months now...
Purple sage (Salvia)
(why does this make me think of King Arthur?...
oh yes, that was Pendragon!)
Who can resist those African beauties...
What I would give to see them grow in the wild!
Fuchsia snapdragons, almost look electrified...
See what I mean about morning light?
These photos are all un-edited.
Now we must fill the gator with buckets of water
and tend to the orchards, grape vines, and berry canes.
This should be a wonderful year for blackberries.
Our canes are loaded as you can see!
And this is just one of several of these in our berry patch.
With our watering chores complete,
and our vegetable harvest in the bike basket,
we must head for home.
A couple of hours in the kitchen, and yesterday's blueberry harvest
has become 25 jars of blueberry lime jam!
(I will post the recipe tomorrow, as today's post is a bit long!)
The last chore for today will be to turn this old pair of work jeans
with worn out knees...
into something new for summer!
Thank you, Maryjane for the idea!
I sure hope you enjoyed our little trip this morning!
Stop by tomorrow and we will talk about yummy jam.
And Blueberry Buckle, too!!
And most likely hear from one of the critters about how hot the weather has become!