Beasts, Bees, Birds and Blooms

Not only was it a good year for tomatoes, but Grace planted some zinnias from seed and they went nuts.

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She picked and picked, giving flowers away to teachers and friends. Those plants were very prolific.

Bryon helped her build a flower bed of her very own in the front yard as well.

20140928_222322809_iOS (1024x768)The hibiscus struggled along all summer until the end of August when it cooled down.

They grew a foot and started blooming like mad!

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And the cockscomb Bryon grew from seed was beautiful as well

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We had some volunteer cherry tomatoes that grew up from the compost pile.

There must have been hundreds of them.

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Here’s one small haul of bounty.

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The hummingbirds were in full force this year. There were around fifty at the height of the migration.

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Of course the other beasts were no help in all of this. They spent the summer lazing around.

IMG_7294 (1010x1024)Belle chillaxes.

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Rosie is freshly groomed.


Violet cat naps.

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And naps.

IMG_7308 (1024x768)And naps.

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Even the bees were lazy and made NO honey for me. At all.

IMG_7488 (768x1024)I might have done a bit of relaxing myself come to think of it.

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