Tuesday, August 25, 2015
High Point of Summer
Here we are in the lush peak of the season and, despite our diminished expectations, our drought-stricken, curtailed garden is nonetheless yielding more produce than we can deal with:
An array of hefty heirloom tomatoes in subtle shades of orange, red, pink and yellow . . .
Three kinds of zucchini in farmer's market quantities . . . and so many bristly cucumbers that we are running out of space in the fridge for the pickling experiments.
Not to mention the best collection of basil ever.
And the backyard even looks good if the camera angles are just right, edging out the dry, scraggly, burnt-brown areas and capturing only the productive beds overflowing with abundance.