It is dry and smokey around here. We are in need of some rain. The smoke from the Montana fires are a bit smothering.
It may be dry, but this sweet fella keeps my gardens well watered. He makes sure the gardens are fruitful and I am thankful for him. It is because of his care that the gardens are successful.
If you look closely there is a chipmunk tail hanging out of the bird house that was occupied by bumblebees. I don't know if the bees moved out or they are living in harmony. All I know is that dang birdhouse has housed everything but a bird. Below is my favorite photography subject the hummingbird moth. He has such a determined look on his face. I love taking photos of this little fella. They love the phlox.
I picked my tomatoes, carrots, borage, peppers, and lemon cucumbers added some ranch dressing, dill, and celery seeds. The combination with some salt and pepper made for a wonderful salad. I also put a cucumber in some water for some refreshing cucumber water.