I don't have much patience for potted plants in this heat, so I've been transferring many of mine into the ground. Here are some stragglers. The sage seems to thrive on this dry weather.
a zinna about to bloom
in the far back is where we just planted sunflowers and carrots, and in the front you can see the pile of weeds (left) and half the weed-free strawberry patch
the left has been weeded, the right not
elephant skin knees
Gene staked the tomatoes with these pretty branches (we had to reinforce them later with metal t-posts since the plants have grown so large!)
a couple strawberries that slipped by me (I plucked the flowers off this spring in hopes that this first year would mean focusing on plant growth rather than berry production. It worked! We have SO many runners and big, strong plants.)
a little honeybee with a hurt wing
as it gets dark, the chicks huddle in the corner to sleep
...as the ducks ravenously get their evening meal
Gene built us a very heavy predator-proof chicken door on a spare lever that Jamie had in the garage
we've been drying some of this wild muellin
Have a great weekend!