Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Yes! I hope you like the new background as much as I do. I had no plans at all to change anything this summer but I noticed a brand new background offered by Blogger and just loved it. Along with returning to my favorite "Header" (taken on my deck a couple years ago as I prepared for a morning quiet time), it is very Summery.
As beautiful as it may look outside, it has been way too hot and humid for my liking. Last year it was so cool and damp that people complained about their tomato crops not growing at all. This year I believe the heat is making up for it and the forecast does not see any relief in sight.
Now I remember why I begin dreaming of sweaters, pumpkin everything, and the cool nights of October about the time the classes at the University start in August.
My garden, however, is absolutely giddy with the weather. The first picture above is of the raised bed that I planted quite late as it was just built in May. One would never believe it was planted later than the rest, especially if you view the baby watermelon vine... which you can also see in the second picture, growing all the way to the herb garden.
The same baby watermelon vine which was just a couple inches tall when I planted it. The vine that I was doubtful would grow in partial shade. It does...
My friend (and one of my favorite bloggers), Manuela, has a bumper crop of pumpkins growing in the Southern heat where she lives. I had already taken the pictures of my melon vine when I read her post yesterday. Her creativity extends from the house to the garden.
Next year I want to plant some pumpkins, too... although that will mean expanding the garden. I think I'd better start hinting about that even now. :)
You can see Manuela's pumpkins... here.
Picture at the top of the post... a closeup of a baby melon almost ready to pick.