Spotted in the garden…

… little green tomatoes!

You may have to look closely to see them, but they’re in there.

After a fairly dry spring, the skies just opened up this month, and it has poured rain for several days. When the sun finally does come out it seems like the plants (and unfortunately all the weeds) grow like crazy.

All of our lettuce has been cut and eaten (or given away), and the next round of plants is blooming.

After our two tomato deaths, the new ones seem to be doing really well. (Mike got the super sturdy tomato cages this year for them).

Same thing with the zucchini.

On closer inspection I see a lot of buds on there. Maybe we’ll get our out-of-control zucchini after all.

In the side garden I noticed these white flowers blooming, and I honestly don’t remember them from years past.

I love these bright yellow flowers that seem to thrive in the sun and heat.

The new coneflower seems to be doing OK. Maybe the other one was just too young and wimpy to survive in the heat.

In the front yard the lilies are starting to bud.

Unfortunately we did have one little incident in the backyard from all the storms. A dead tree that sat right along the fence line decided to topple over into the property behind ours.

Luckily it didn’t damage the fence, but most of it crashed to the ground. And it was pretty gigantic.

I’ve seen numerous HUGE trees go down in my neighborhood in the past few weeks. I can’t even imagine how much it is costing those homeowners to have them cut and taken away. The downside to living in an older neighborhood, I guess.