I've been on vacation, and when I go on vacation I take hundreds of photos. As you can imagine, it takes me awhile to sort through them all. In the meantime, I thought I'd put up some random garden shots with no particular theme. This summer is vastly different than last year. Last summer I was recovering from a knee injury while dealing with a terrible drought. Those two events combined meant for a really bad year in the garden. Well, this year we have had plenty of rain, and I am no longer working outside the home. So this has been a banner year for everything outside. The veggie garden is going gangbusters, and giving us lots of goodies. When we returned from our trip, we picked about twenty cucumbers! Lucky for us, we love them. And of course I made some pickles.
Pink has been the theme around here several times in the past, but I finally decided to stick with it every year, at least as far as annuals go. The brick on my home is a pinkish red, so pink just works. I have a lot of pink zinnias planted, and they never let me down. They bloom and bloom all summer long, and never show any mildew.