It's been a little while since I've taken you on a photo tour. With June now in full swing, everything around here is exploding in color and growth, and I can't help but try to capture some of the beauty and bounty of it all with my camera. So come with me down the garden path, and have a look!
There are armfuls of lush rainbow chard.
There are pounds of peas to be shelled and frozen, and eaten fresh by the mouthful.
There are juicy beets to eat, and crisp kale.
There are blueberries ripening, and eggs to collect.
There are baskets full of the most fragrant tea roses...
... which beg to be made into rose petal jam...
... and rose petal infused honey.
Speaking of honey, there is spring honey to harvest; perfumed with the nectar of hawthorn and apple blossoms.
And once the honey has been squeezed from the comb, the bottling materials are set outside for the 'clean up crew' (below), who will glean every last bit of honey left.
In the greenhouse, the tomato and pepper plants are bursting with fruit. Almost time to make salsa!
And of course, there are always plenty of weeds to pull and work to do! But at the end of the day, there are bonfires to sit by, and homemade beer or cider to sip, and a rising moon to watch.
It's all truly a joy. Gus thinks so, too.
Thanks for stopping by! Until next time - peace, love, and leek blossoms.