Yesterday I took a mosey around to see how stuff was growing. This summer had a pretty good monsoon season and the plants have been extremely grateful. I am grateful for the former lady of the house who, although only here on vacations, thoughtfully planned out the garden so that there is always something blooming during the growing season.
But I don't know what all these plants are, so if you can identify anything, please leave me a comment, okay?
Here's a closeup of one of the flowers:
Because we have no beef cattle around this summer, they didn't eat this vine and I discovered that it actually blooms!
Let me know if you know what this one is.
I admired the apples. I never had an apple tree before, so this is a treat.
I checked out the bee hives. Bears are out and about and the white fence is electrified. Yogi and Boo-Boo do not get this honey!
Inside the Growing Dome I said hello to Manny, Moe and Jack, the resident Wal-Mart goldfish who live in the large water tank.
This is The Tomato Thicket. It's a wall of tomatoes and I have to hunt around to find all the ripe ones.
The Roma tomatoes are sneaky and hide deep within the thicket. But I found them because I am a relentless seeker of errant tomatoes.
And I made this excellent tomato sauce from Smitten Kitchen.
Then I went to Thread Bear, the local Las Vegas, NM quilt store, to buy fabric for a class I am taking in Albuquerque this weekend taught by Jacquie Gering, one of my quilt heroes.