Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July's pleasures....

July 16, 2014!  We still have half this month ahead of us.  Here are some things that are giving us pleasure during July.

We have enjoyed the first homegrown cantaloupe of the season this month!  It disappeared quickly, even before I was able to take a picture.  This one pictured is our third one, and they have been very tasty!

The Crepe Myrtle has finally begun to bloom!  This is the one in the back of the house.  The one in the front of the house is about to get there!  

The blueberries continue to ripen!  You can be sure these will be keeping me busy today!

We are currently receiving a very nice break from summer's heat and humidity!  I am loving it!

What are some things that have made your July special?

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. Your garden is really coming along for you this season, and I'm sure you're enjoying everything, even though it keeps you busy!

    Our July has been sort of a mixed bag, but we did enjoy a short visit with our daughter and her hubby, who live several hours away from us. I hope your Wednesday will be wonderful, Sister!

  2. Good morning, Nellie!

    We don't have any ripe cantaloupe in central PA yet, but, we sure do have blueberries and sweet corn showing up at the road side farm stands. I intend on buying lots and lots of blueberries! (I keep saying I'm going to plant blueberries and just never get around to it:) We have lots of Black Raspberries too. I need to get some more of those too:)

    The Crepe Myrtle is so pretty. This is only the second time I've seen one. Pam posted one on her blog for Garden Tuesday. I have a feeling they don't grow well here in PA.

    Thanks for sharing, Nellie. Enjoy this cooling weather:)

  3. Cantaloupe and blueberries! Beate just visited and we had both of those while she was here :)

  4. Nellie, You are doing well with your gardens. I have never grown any melons, ever. The thing I like about July, is our family reunion on the 4th. I also love the blue skies and puffy white clouds on a lazy day when I have nothing to do but sit and watch the clouds go by. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  5. Your garden is producing in abundance, fresh cantaloupe is delicious.
    We ate our first homegrown tomato of the season yesterday, always a true sign of summer :)
    Love this cool spell we are having.

  6. Hi Nellie , boy do your cantaloupe look healthy , you can tell it's juicy and sweet just by the color . Love the Crape Myrtle and the blueberries is so plump , yes my dear you will be busy .
    Nellie , I have been MIA , kids are out of school , it's been go , go , go ;- D , but I am catching up on my blog hopping . Thanks so much for sharing .

  7. i have made lots of blueberry jam this summer. i just bought more fresh blueberries this morning and i got the first chambersburg peaches!

  8. oh your photos are lovely, it must be wonderful to grow you own melons! Our growing season is much too short, keep enjoying your beautiful weather!

  9. I love your blueberries and your cantaloupe!! I am so glad you got a break.This has been a nice busy summer. I finally got my cucumbers pickled.
    Now to swim with my grandsons. It is a good day. Bye for now Nellie.

  10. I love cantaloupe!!!

    Seeing my friend Bernice after so long. : )

  11. The raccoons ate and damaged every one of my cantaloupes last year so I did not planted any this year. There is something so satisfying when we grow our own veggies, fruits and berries.
    Love those big blueberries.

    We got lots of haying done in July so I'm thankful about that but we are having so much rain that it's difficult to find three consecutive day to hay.


  12. My first peach today and it was perfect. I need to get some watermelon to make my summer even better. Your melon looks so good.

  13. Hi Nellie...Ohhhhhh, your cantaloupe looks yummy.

    July has been special as we got to have a getaway to the ocean plus a day trip to Vermont.

    Also, I've enjoyed yard sales, sunshine, fresh fruits and sleeping in! Wonderful!

    Thank you for all your visits to my blog. Susan

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