Sunday, August 16, 2020

Summer flowers and giant carrots...

My flowers are somewhat sporadic.  Some are blooming here and some there.  I am pretty happy with my hollyhocks by the windmill.

I'm super excited about this orange gladiolas.  The bees are sure busy.  I've been trying to get a photo of the hummingbird moth. After Ella tried to eat it, the moth has been a has been a bit skittish.
My husband asked me to grab some carrots from the garden today.  Look at this behemoth.  I have never grown such a big carrot.  We were afraid it wouldn't taste good, but it was perfectly delicious.
 Other than giant carrots and a quick trip home not much is going on.  I traded motorcycles for horses this weekend and watched my nieces at the 4-H Rodeo Finals.  I'm super proud of them. They are good hands, making it in roping, poles, barrels, and team roping.    It was great seeing my parents and my sister's family.  It is amazing how much you can fit in during a couple of days.  Did you have a busy weekend?  Is there anything in your garden that is doing fabulously?


  1. Ruby likes to eat insects too yuck! Hope you hsve more giant carrots.

  2. I would be thrilled if my hollyhocks looked like yours! I love how you are so close to your sister and her girls.

  3. I love that picture of your windmill and your hollyhocks. That is just so pretty. Amazing carrots. I think that sounds like a very fun weekend.
    I am making dream gardens is about all I can say for now. :) I hope you have had a very nice week.

  4. your flowers are so pretty...i love gladiolas but i don't grow them because they always fall over!! your hollyhocks are gorgeous and those are some very mighty carrots!!

    not much going on here either!!


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