Celosia (related to amaranth the leaves are edible and can be used like any green)
The blackberries are nearly as big as baby’s palm!
Missouri River sunrise (taken from the Daniel Boone Bridge)
Plum! (the first of this tree; we only got 3 of them, but it was still exciting to finally get fruit!)
Corn (Kulli Black Incan)
Check out these corn “feet”
Busy bumblebees in the milkweed
Sikkim cucumber (wet with rainwater) has a cool orange color and a crackle finish! (tastes the same as regular cucumbers)
Our awesome new eno hammock! (thanks Nana & Pop!)
Lemon Bee Balm
(part of) the garlic harvest!
Dragon Tongue Bean blossoms
Baby showing a dragon tongue bean. These are my favorite beans to grow: crunchy, fresh and very pretty too!
Seed saving (Nigella)
Rose of Sharon
The rose of Sharon flowers turn this pretty blue-purple after they’re done blooming. Tons of the spent blooms fall to the ground…
Enough to make designs with!
And a few shots from the St. Louis Art Museum…
Torso with Smoochie (I tried to get him to take off his shirt and pose next to this, maybe next time) Hahajahah
Look! It’s just like being at our house!
See Tonguey at the very top of the picture and Tonguey II peeking out of the hole?
Tonguey II as it turns out is the female (she is bigger and way more protective of the nest). I figured the larger one was the male but I don’t think that is actually the case.
Who needs TV?
and this is really gross but I want to share…
Snake Toilet. Seriously gross. But at least it doesn’t smell.
Tonguey II looking quite small with just her head peeking out
Tonguey II going under the deck probably to hunt for mice
I’ll leave you with a more pleasant image (not that snakes aren’t cool and all)…
This large painting was my favorite of our latest visit. So dreamy and peaceful. Interesting how every time you go to the art museum you may be drawn to different pieces.
Hope you all had a nice weekend!