My summer has been filled to date with travel and gardening….and that’s about it! My what a busy time of year it is! As I’m fairly new to gardening, I’m still learning lots about the processing of nature’s bounty.
Here’s a little bit of what has been accomplished with these tomatoes…..
We’ve also canned or frozen squash, 3 kinds of peas, okra and made pickles and preserves….Yum!
I’ve also traveled several times with another trip upcoming later this week.
First, I joined my youngest son in celebrating his 23rd birthday with a trip to New Orleans accompanied by one of his brothers and his sister. Our primary destination was the aquarium. This is my favorite picture from the day….
I also attended a once-every-three-years family reunion. I missed the last one so it’s been quite a while since I’ve seen most of the family. Here’s a photo of part of the group on the Ole Miss campus in front of the “Leavell” building.
I’m heading to Cedar Rapids, Iowa this week for a conference with Francis Frangipane. You may recall he has been my teacher in the online class I took in the first 6 months of this year. I’ve never been to Iowa that I recall and I’m definitely looking forward to the conference and the trip!
And for a little summertime beauty, check this out! These are called “Four O’Clocks” and they bloom each day at–yes, you’ve got it–around 4:00 pm. I’ve enjoyed watching them this summer and continue to stand amazed at God’s creativity!