It’s hard to escape the fact that summer is in full-force. It’s hot everywhere, from what I can tell. I’ve heard that many gardens this year are really suffering, due to the drought here, but my back-yard garden is doing well. It’s shaded from all-day frying by the shade of our aspen trees to the west. We ate fresh homegrown tomatoes this weekend.
I started some classes early this spring, and they planted the seeds of some new skills I’m working on. Like my growing plants, my skills are growing. Some are growing by leaps and bounds, some are a little slower, and some, well, aren’t my strength. But together, they all work together to reach the overall goal. After all, the flowers in the garden don’t produce any fruit, but they attract all the bees, butterflies, and others who pollinate the vegetables.
My grape vines are really taking off, but there’s no fruit. I’m not sure why; if anyone has any insight on that, please let me know. The other vegetables are doing fine. I hope that my own “seeds” will fare this well too!