At this time of the year, the critters love to “steal” some corn; the common sunflowers show off in their bright, deep yellows; the hay dries on the rainless Summer days; and a few grains sit lonely in the field of grasses.
When the corn is ripe, the squirrel pick some to fatten up for Winter.
A Common Sunflower in the hot August Summer Sun
The hay bales dry in the Summer.
A grain between grasses
It is hot, and time to bring the harvest in. At the same time, the girls and I enjoy driving out in the country to take a break from the suburban life of Dallas/Fort Worth. There, we still can breath the fresh, less polluted air and stop on the side of the farm roads to see the beauty of the corn fields. Here and there, we see a farmer bringing the harvest in. Thank you for still being around to guarantee us fresh foods.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, female (Papilio glaucus)
For the last couple of weeks, I have observed an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly in our backyard. She visits our sunflowers and Autumn sages frequently. I still have fennel growing in one of the garden beds. Lets see, if she decided to lay some eggs or come to visit the flowers to tank some energy. 🦋🌻🌱
I love this time of year. The peaches are almost ripe. Kevin can’t wait, me making peach cobbler soon. The herbs are great for sauces and other recipes. The peppers just love the heat in the greenhouse. My sunflowers are in full bloom in the raised beds. But today, I also harvested the last tomato, before I cut the plants down in the greenhouse. They had to make room for zucchini, corn, and okra. I have to see, how well they will do. But it is worth trying it. So far the seedlings do very well.
Every year, I love the sunflowers in our garden. It’s a must to sow some for each Summer season.
Baby bell peppers … they love the heat in the greenhouse.
The last tomato, before I’ve got rid of the plants tonight.
Kevin can’t wait, me making peach cobbler from the fresh peaches for all of us.
The year is already halfway through. And now, begins my favorite six months of the year. It is also the 30 months mark of my blog page. 950 blogs and almost 3,600 pictures later, “Under The Pecan Tree” is still going strong.
June is almost over. And July is on its way.
Earlier in the evening, we had a thunderstorm coming through North Texas. After lots of lightning and rumbling, the Sun came back out. It was so peaceful. With plenty of day light left, this gave me the opportunity to capture several photos, before the sun was below the horizon.
The sky after the storm
Sunflower sunset in a nearby field
Common Sunflowers on the Texas Blackland Prairie
Due to our vacation in the Pacific Northwest, the Paul McCartney concert, and Sara’s dance recital, I took a little break from “Flower Friday”. But now, we are back to normal. And I’ll post photos of beautiful garden flowers and wildflowers each Friday again. Enjoy! 😉