July in my yard.
Not entirely wordless, but less wordy than normal.
Basil garden, which makes lots of …
… basil pesto
Dew on the grass
Alma paprika peppers – they start out white and ripen to a deep red.
Lettuce growing outdoors in July in the Midwest? Believe it. It’s happening.
My beloved black cherry tomatoes, ripening one tortuous tomato at a time.
From beautiful dill blooms one week …
… to dill seed the next. Pickles, anyone?
Flat leaf parsley
Ginger – tall and lush
Jimmy Nardello frying peppers – let ripen to red and grill them up, so sweet and delicious
Next crop of sweet onions, ready to pull and cure
The darling sweet pea currant tomato – teeny tiny tomatoes about the size of your fingertip; deep, sweet tomato flavor. It volunteers every year, and moved all the way around to my front yard this year.
Another favorite volunteer. Last year, a tiny black-eyed Susan grew under one of my apple trees (it’s still there, although a deer clipped it early on). This year, a huge plant sprung up behind my black raspberries. Nature has to have her fun.