for a while. No promises that I’m back, but I have a couple photos to share, and some stories.
This lady has been guarding the tomatoes in my garden. It’s mid-August, they’re finally ripening, can I have one?
We planted approximately 21 tomato plants, and are getting 3 ripe toms every other day. This summer is the worst. Our tomatoes have killed most of the lavendar plants, and I haven’t seen a single bloom on a pepper. We do have one bloom on the many zucchini. Carrots are four inches long, so that’s something.
In other news, our granchild came to visit for an overnight this weekend. She is not quite 18 months old, lives 40 minutes from us, and this is (by my count) her fifth visit to our house, and second overnight. She was so overwhelmed with all the new things, she didn’t stop to have a book read to her. She ran to grab a book, handed it to Grandpa, ran to grab another book, handed it to him (repeat x3), then, when he decided to start reading, did the same with Grammy. I tried to get her to sit with me and read, but … so much to see and do! After having her here so few times, I was worried there wouldn’t be enough to keep her occupied. There’s a dresser with two drawers of entertainment that she didn’t have time to let me show her. One of these days, that dresser will be the equivalent of my own Grandpa’s top dresser drawer, where his “pet whale” used to leave chocolate gold coins. That is one of my favorite memories of my grandpa, who left us too soon.