It's Tuesday and time to head over to Elizabeth's and Bleubeard's for our weekly Tea Party!
Today I'm drinking Raspberry Zinger Tea iced this time.
The art is a journal page I'm working on.
I have no clue where it's going or how.
The garden is starting to wind down. This week there are only enough tomatoes to eat.
On Friday I picked the last of the larger batches and cooked it down today to these 5 jars of sauce.
I thought it would make more than this but I did cook it down to a really thick sauce. It will great on pizza's or lots of things :)
It's much cooler here now which is a blessing. I can stay outside much longer now. So there are some pictures of what's happening in the yard this week.
The Hosta's in the shade garden are blooming...
I don't have a lot of hosta's left after the deer discovered them winter before last. Before that I had a huge bed of them :( I'm slowly building it back up but they are little baby plants still.
Their bloom is almost magical ♥
The Passion Vines are finally blooming. They are very late this year because of the cooler spring and early summer and usually by now they are climbing over everything everywhere . This year they aren't even over the hoop completely yet. If you ever decide to grow the perennial Passion vine ...be careful where you put the trimmings from the vines! My husband threw them into the compost pile one year and now I have the things coming up everywhere ..the flower bed ..the veggie garden around the fish pond. You pull it up and it just reappears a few days later :) Doesn't bother me as much now that I use the dried leaves in teas and tinctures. But I would rather not have them in so many places.
Can you see the hummingbird in this picture. He was following me around the yard today :)
I can't this was the bottle tree last week with the Naked Ladies Blooming in the bed close to them...
To bad the pole is in the way :(
We had very bad storms last week and some of our dead trees fell with them :)
These two oaks were over 60 ft tall and were going to cost us major bucks to have taken down. Mother Nature took care if it and laid them right where we wanted them to fall ..Knocking down a couple of smaller dead trees on the way down. Unfortunately they all wrapped up in poison ivy so we won't be able to use them for firewood . They will just lay where they are a rot away as we don't use that part of the woods. If they had fallen in different directions they could have cause some serious damage .
So that's what is happening here this week.
and here's some
Random Thoughts for the day..
So don't forget to visit the other folks at the party :)