"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
- John Lubbock
You may recall that we were hit with a hailstorm two weeks ago. I'm happy to report that my tomato plants have thankfully recovered (though only in part) from this assault. You can see some of the damage on the branches above - needless to say, I had to remove a lot of leaves - and flowers along with them.
Looks like I'll be harvesting only half a dozen or so tomatoes now from this 'Big Boy' plant -- it was positively laden with flowers prior to our storm. I'm thankful to get something at least for all my efforts!
My zucchini plants are also rebounding and have sent out all new leaves and blooms...
I happened to spot this creature while watering the other day. He was quite well camouflaged against the wooden post he'd perched himself on. I think he's really beautiful, but have no idea what he is... any ideas?
I also watched this fly for a few minutes the other day. I was hiding in my vines hoping to snap a decent pic of the cutest tiny brown birds that spend a lot of time arguing amongst themselves in my strawberry plants - no luck so far, but then I noticed Mr. Fly who hadn't moved in quite some time. Notice the water droplet he's 'holding' :) Expand this pic for a closer look.