Tuesday, August 30, 2011


We have some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world right in our own front yard.

I love how cozy the front porch looks in the evening.

Around the yard in 80 seconds

One more trip around the yard, on what could be one of the last sunny days of summer.  How sad.  But on a good note, finally a pumpkin!  Our pumpkin plant kept growing and growing, but no sign of any pumpkins until this little guy started to grow.

Tomatoes.  I keep getting impatient and eating the red ones off the vine.  But eventually we will have enough to make fresh salsa.  Or maybe I'll just pick all the green ones and make green tomato mincemeat.  :-)

Cucumbers.  We have so many of these.  Pickles are in our future.

 The girls' playhouse in the backyard.  It did have a window box with flowers once upon a time, and the paint job isn't finished...but it's a great little hide out for them.

Doo do do, looking out my front door.  Need to finish staining the veranda, but there just aren't enough hours in the day.  And I wish there were more sunny days and more time to sit out there and enjoy it.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Do you like to jam?

Mmmm...blackberry jam.
We found our own secret berry patch in the woods right next to our house.  We've been waiting weeks for the berries to ripen so that we could pick them and make something yummy.  Can't wait to try it on some homemade biscuits.  :-)