These long, long days
The summer solstice is just days away, which means the daylight seems to go on forever. I love this time of year! I wake to light and sometimes even go to sleep before it’s fully dark. Fireflies are beginning their dance in the twilight hours.
The garden is magical this time of year. Here are some (almost) summer snapshots.
Bolting arugula – a sign of summer coming, and actually rather striking.
Bush beans are thriving, seen here in morning’s rays.
Bee balm – aptly named.
More blackberries this year, and I’ve staked them for easier access.
Classic coneflower – a sign of summer’s arrival
Bright orange daylilies
The first tomatoes of the year ripening
Though this plant is supposedly a jalapeno, its first fruit looks suspiciously like a habanero