Right now our property is pretty dang robust and full of life. Every where I turn the beauty and wonder of life is there holding it's breath and waiting for me to discover it.
Robins-this is their second set of babies, our robins seem to have one set, raise them part way, then completely build a new nest very close to our yard and lay a second clutch, meanwhile feeding and caring for both sets-this is their second year doing this last year they made their 2nd nest in our apple tree
does it look like the one on the left is hatching?
Juncos-we started with 4 but the nest is snugged up against my 5 year old's garden box and he accidentally stepped on the nest--he didn't know it was there until I screeched and lunged at him when he stepped back, he was really sad but the juncos keep coming back and they even cleaned up the mess
Hens-we got eggs and probably a dozen more layers coming on in September, anybody need eggs?
Peas- and a very weedy garden beyond
Pumpkin-the female flower...does this not scream sex? her success!
Fennel-think this one is trying to bolt
potatoes-ok I am tall and these things are past my waist
Wrapper Leaf Basil -HUGE!!
Onion-one of the many many many onions we grew this year bonus shot weeds galore!
This is my first year being completely 100% organic using all my own homemade compost. I think I like this. Yes it will do.
This time of year is so full and ripe I can't help but wander around and admire the absolute fullness of life. It's amazing and it never ceases to thrill me year after year. Life is abundant. Things so green it hurts your eyes. Days now losing time, dark creeping in where it was twilight just one short month ago. The wind sometimes has a cooler edge and some mountains have been touched by frost. Ripe and abundant Alaska.
Peace and Love,