I'm enjoying this July. Time on the porch is well spent observing what is happening in the world around us. I noticed this moth the other day. It sat under this leaf for about an hour before it got sick of my attention and flew off.
My flowers are doing pretty good, all things considered. The bees and butterflies are plentiful. We are slowly recovering from hailstorm. We have had 2 and a half inches of rain this July. That is unheard of. Usually we don't get any rain in July. Everything is very green.
I found a great deal on some metal chairs. They are the perfect addition to the rose garden. My greenhouse is flourishing. The pumpkins are climbing out the top. My sweet corn is much taller than knee high. The deer ate my lettuce and the leaves of my beans. The beans seem to be recovering. My peppers are doing wonderful. I am very happy with the strawberry spinach. It hasn't bolted and tastes delicious.