Nice find! (Aren’t we like the snake-whisperers!?) She found this in our backyard.
Always fun to have an abstract painting sesh with Baby
Echinacea (a volunteer!)
Just a weed but a cool looking one.
I am counting all the positive things about the rampant weeds in the garden. Its good for soil to be fallow for a season (or two? :), I get to see the huge variety of what grows naturally around here…wildflowers…There are many euphamisms for “neglected” or “overgrown”…and many benefits of an unkempt garden…
And since the grass is mowed, we have our very own private paths through the prairie!
Lots of pollinators in the garden
And from this angle you’d never even really know its mostly weeds!
Celosia (a volunteer)
Chopped! Cut off A LOT of my hair; though it is still pretty long (past my shoulders); but I got bangs too; so nice to have a major change! I’ll eventually post a picture). I will probably donate it when I get around to it.
And check out the upgrades to the tree house!
You know you want to climb up there, right?! So fun!
Dexie down below
View facing west
I love this part of our yard; that little grassy berm is the perfect shady spot!
There is tons of sumac in the neighbors’ yard; I really want to start using this more in cooking
Tastes lemony and a little like turmeric
In other yummy things…
Heirloom eggplant pizza
Also, not pictured but made the easiest, tastiest thing recently; pumpkin chickpea curry; basically a can of pureed pumpkin, a rinsed can of chickpeas, a pile of leftover roasted veggies (eggplant, onions, peppers, carrots), a glug of tomato sauce and a big pile of spices (turmeric, curry powder, ginger, salt, paprika, chili power, red chili flakes). Zest of a lime and the juice plus some lime basil from the garden. SO good, it was a big hit. (and seriously so easy!)
Cool blue lichen (or something) in the woods
Hope you all have a nice weekend and are enjoying the last of summer!