What am I going to do with all this yellow squash?!!!
We've had several days of rain and thunderstorms and I hadn't been able to get out to the garden to check on things. When I finally was able to take a look - here's what I saw:
The neighbors are already hiding when they see me coming, so I went on line to find some interesting squash recipes and I found a really good one for Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake. I just substituted the zukes for yellow squash. H has declared it a winner and said he would never have believed it had squash in it. I think I'll slice, blanch and freeze the rest of it, as I also found several really yummy sounding casserole recipes.
The plants continue to look frighteningly healthy and full of more baby squashes. I think I'd better not wait to check anymore, even if I need an umbrella!
It was still too wet to mow the lawn, so I took my trusty camera out to see what was blooming, and to my delight, the dahlias have begun their summer show.
I saved this little beauty from the Clinic. A sweet, elderly patient had brought it in for the staff to enjoy, and before they could throw it out, I snatched it and brought it home. That was three years ago, and every year, I faithfully dig it up and store it until the next spring. It's a nice remembrance of that dear, little lady.
I'm surprised I could get a good photo of this one - it's an almost black, burgundy. The blooms are smaller than most of my other dahlias, but the plant itself is very tall.
I think Sluggo missed this grasshopper as he spends every nice afternoon in the yard pouncing on every insect he can find.
The Gloriosa Daisies have reseeded themselves everywhere. The rock garden in the back of the house is overrun with them, but the blooming carpet is so beautiful I can't bring myself to thin them out. The dooryard garden, however, has seen me brutally yanking out the seedlings. This was one of the exceptions as it looked so healthy and thick.
The daylilies are putting on quite a show, as well......
This one is Xia Xiang
Miss Apricot Ruffles is much more tangerine in color than this photo shows
And, of course, Ruby Spider is magnificent. This bloom is huge! Almost the size of a dinner plate.
And so ends another day enjoying the sweet days of summer. I was so dismayed to find that we have now lost 40 minutes of our daylight. Summer days are so fleeting. Sigh.
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