Saturday, July 6, 2013

The week-end.... here!  Have you had a long week-end since the Fourth was on Thursday?  Some people gave themselves an extra long holiday by taking Friday off as well.  Their "week-end" will be four days long!:-)  When one is retired, I imagine everyday is like a week-end.:-)

As I have mentioned in earlier posts, we have been having lots of rain.  Some sunshine is needed for the garden to do its best work, though.

Green beans are growing!

Tomato ripening!

Almost ready!


More blackberries!

The berries are not ripening as quickly as they have in past  years.  While the rain is good to help things grow, sunshine helps the ripening process.

This is a low-key week-end around here.  It is good to have one like that on occasion.:-)  It has been a busy week, so having a chance to "regroup" will be a good thing.:-)

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. Yes, we are needing more sun!!!!!!! -sigh-

    I'm afraid the local corn will be late in coming, this season. -sigh- :-))))))

  2. Blackberry jam is my father's favorite. I hope lots of sun is in your forecast soon.

  3. Nellie, At least your garden is nice and weedless.:):) Our forecast for the next 5 days is 40 percent rain. I want a week of 60-70 degree weather, lots of sunshine and little sweet that too much to hope for?:):) So far, we have had a wet year. Started off with too much rain in April. Ted and I will be fighting crabgrass.Bummer. xoxo,Susie

  4. After a week or more of rain we are enjoying 2 hot, hot days in a row. I went to the farmers market this morning and got lots of new fresh veggies. Summers here finally

  5. The same here, too much rain and it's difficult to get the right weather for quality hay. It's been busy here too and Yesterday was a really sunny day with a breeze, hot but so welcome.

    Your berries and tomatoes looks very appetizing.
    Wishing you some rest and relaxation while you can.

  6. i am getting tomatoes but my peppers sure are slow and none of my eggplants have set. your stuff is looking good!

  7. You have a great garden going there. We finally have some sun here for our gardening but now it is getting too dry already. Hope you have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana

  8. Looks like you have finally gotten a reprieve from all the rain and I can see the sun is shining in your photos! Enjoy your weekend!

  9. It is so nice to see your garden. I am glad you have some sunshine.
    I think I got too hot on the 4th so I haven't felt quite right.
    I am better today as it will only be 101 today.
    I am getting caught up with your posts.
    I hope you have enjoyed your company.

  10. Your garden is looking great! Happy to hear you've had such a good growing season, hope you have a great harvest!~

  11. We've been getting lots of sun and rain!!
    Nice to see your garden growing.
    Now that Ken is retired sometimes I'm not sure WHAT day it is!! : )

  12. Lovely to see your vegies and berries. I'm hoping to prune the roses next week!
    Thank you for your post on good reading for the children. I think Emma (nearly nine) is ready for some of those. She loves reading.

  13. Fab garden my sweet friend. Bet you can't wait to start pickin'.

    We've been having a lot of rain here too, last 2 days though have been really sunny.


  14. Sending sunshine your way Nellie. We finally had some yesterday and today and I'm more than happy to share. We don't want those plants of yours shriveling up from lack of Vitamin D!

    Enjoy your resting and thanks for sharing your garden with us:)

  15. There are so many things that are slow growing this year..due to all the moisture. BUT their still growing! That's the blessing! 😊

    I'm praying for a little ☀sunshine for all of you!