Musical pairing – Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy

Summer might be my favorite season . . . but then again, I think I say that every time the seasons change . . . and yet there is something magical about summer . . .

Because summer means freedom from school for kids and teenagers; summer usually means warmer temps and sun-filled days. But summer also means the gardens come alive and every single day there is new activity . . .

Remember Romeo? Look how much he’s grown since being outside – he’s sporting TWO Meyer Lemons with many more ‘potential’ lemons just waiting to turn into something delicious!

Jalapeno peppers that will make fabulous scones, raspberries to be picked and rosemary to add to focaccia or grilled potatoes . . .

Begonias to admire, mint I add to my tea or lemonade and thyme that makes a fabulous herb dressing . . .

And the wonder of tiny friends who stop by for a sip or two of something sweet . . .

What is growing in your garden?




  1. Beautiful pictures! I love summer too. There’s something just so peaceful and revitalizing about spending time in a garden.

  2. Love these pics from your garden…and the first lemons from your hubby. So sweet! We haven’t seen many hummingbirds in our yard lately. Glad to see they’re in someone’s back yard!

  3. Oh, Romeo… wooo!!!!!!!! I’m so happy you have your own Meyer lemons. 🙂

    Looking at your mint, I’m reminded that I have a pile of my own. Since I am milking a 4-day weekend and NOT working today, I suspect I’ll be making some mint syrup, then making some cool Meyer lemonade concoction out of that. Or, maybe a mint julep?

    Decisions, decision. Happy early 4th to you guys!


  4. So excited. Discovered first squash bloom today! Tomatoes are starting to set. With all the rain, our garden is so late….but it is progressing. Let’s do the dance of joy! Giggles

  5. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing pictures of your garden! I’m especially envious of those meyer lemons! I have some peppers and cucumbers and lots of herbs growing in my garden. And, of course, I have quite the pumpkin patch out back… That’s my favorite part!

  6. Aww….love seeing a peek into your garden! Wish I would ACTUALLY pop by! 🙂

  7. Debra – your garden is beautiful – wish I lived next door. Meyer lemons too, oh my! We have so much wildlife around, I have taken a break this year from my vegetable garden, just a few herbs in pots.

  8. Last weekend we trekked to a local organic nursery because I wanted another go at growing some herbs (my last attempt was somewhat successful, but now I’m determined to have an actual little container garden) so we have pots of sage, rosemary, garlic, lavender, and thyme.

    Those little Meyers are so exciting to see!

  9. I always love when hummingbirds come to visit our garden, they are such beautiful, delicate creatures.

  10. I just love Romeo!! Beautiful post Deb. At the moment our garden has squash, watermelon, zucchini, okra, potatoes and a fig tree all surrounded by a jungle of weeds. Send help please 🙂

  11. I love this song…one of my favorites. I forgot how much I loved it. And of course, I loved seeing all these summer blooms. We’re growing basil, eggplant, lavender, rosemary, tomatoes, and black eyed peas. Thank you for sharing your creative spirit with me. I love ending my day with your blog. I hope you have a beautiful Tuesday. Much love from Austin!

  12. I love it! My garden is my sanctuary- thank you for sharing yours 🙂

  13. I am dying here. You’ve been forewarned I am moving in!!

  14. I have parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. :O Had to. Plus oregano, tarragon, regular and lemon thyme, cilantro, chives, lavender and basil, please let’s not forget the basil. Dahlias, penstemon, daisies and geraniums are showing their stuff right now after the irises just finished their thing.

    Sadly, no tomatoes. This is not an easy place to grow tomatoes and I stopped putting so much water and time into them and just wait for the farmers market to start carrying them instead.

    I do need a new hummingbird feeder; thanks for that reminder…and letting us see YOUR beautiful space.

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