In Portland we had a few thunder clappers and some pretty heavy rain last week prior to the long holiday weekend.
I've been home more than ever this summer and watering like crazy, so the front grass is not as beige as it has been previous years. It's still a little on the spotty side in a few places in the hot sun area, but almost no weeds.
The veggie garden is going crazy and some of it is getting away from me. A few of my squash are as big as my dog Lulu. The recent rains were bad for the beefsteak tomatoes too, causing many of them to crack in rings. Too much water, too quickly makes them split.
The chrysanthemums and asters are getting ready to show themselves off.
Pretty soon it will be fall...
|Still lots of flowers on the water lilies|
|Pinus monophylla put on a lot of growth this year.|
|Oy, don't notice the grass... At least it's green where it isn't dead.|
|‘Musquee de Provence’ pumpkin|
|Skipper on Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'|
|Veggie garden is going nuts!|
|Tomatoes are winding down.|