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Oh, how I love summertime. There is always something blossoming in our yard. Every day I incorporate something fresh from the garden into our meals. This has only been my second time ever growing food from seed. There is something about the experience that makes it unlike anything else in the world. There is a satisfaction and a sense of reverence that I can’t put into words. Each evening when I walk out into the garden to pick a vegetable and some herbs to use in our supper, my heart swells with gratitude and pride. The meals that I have been preparing are packed with so much love and labor that you can truly taste it in the food.

Every day we spend a bit of time out in the yard — picking, watering, exploring, and admiring.

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yard garden | livelovesimple.com^^^ our hosta are in bloom, such a lovely shade of purple ^^^

yard garden | livelovesimple.com^^^ lettuce grown from organic seeds — it feels like i’m eating a miracle ^^^

yard garden | livelovesimple.com^^^ baby cucumber ^^^

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^^^ mama cucumber — our cucumber plants are doing best of all this year, and good thing because Roman loves them! ^^^

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^^^ i just love their curly tendrils and it’s amazing to put them on any surface and watch them begin to twirl around within moments — living beings ^^^

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^^^ a little jungle of food in the garden box — don’t mind the floppy carrot leaves, I’d just picked them and forgot to move them away for the pictures ^^^

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^^^ our big garden at the top of the yard isn’t doing very well, not enough sun — so M. transplanted some of the plants to a new home along our stone wall. here’s hoping. ^^^

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^^^ basil — I put this stuff in everything and it’s heaven, heaven, heaven. ^^^

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^^^ eggplant blossom ^^^

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^^^ baby bell pepper ^^^

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^^^ a lonely tomato — our tomatoes are coming in very slowly, but there’s lots of little ones popping now, so it shouldn’t be long! ^^^

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^^^ there were piles of wood in various stages of seasoning all over the yard after m. finished splitting them the other day. now they are all neatly stacked and waiting for winter. ^^^

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^^^ my little explorer, I’m quite certain that he would spend the whole of his days wandering around outside and exploring every crack & crevice of the earth if he could ^^^

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^^^ always climbing ^^^

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^^^ spearmint, perhaps the most incredible smell in the world ^^^

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^^^ our black-eyed-Susans have popped, sunshine in plant form ^^^

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I took these photographs late last week. This morning, some bizarre, unseasonable cold front moved in that’s made it feel like autumn. I am not even close to being ready for that. I hope it moves along quickly and makes way for a long, hot, sticky August. Give me all the sunshine! ♥


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11 thoughts on “Around the Yard in July”

  1. Aren’t eggplant blossoms the prettiest?

    Your garden is doing great from starting off as seeds! And I love your black eyed susans!

    My garden pretty much failed this year. I think too much shade and the squirrels steal my amazing tomatoes while they are still green(grrrrrrr). I’m already planning in my head for next year’s garden. We’re starting a compost this fall and in the new year, start some seedlings: )

    1. Yes! I never realized how pretty eggplant blossoms are. Our gardens are doing okay but we definitely made some mistakes this year that we can hopefully learn from for next year. 😉

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