Sunday, June 19, 2016

Summer Colors..

Today, we have a little respite from the 100 degree days of the past weeks... a breezy 86 degrees. Even in the heat, the flowers persist...thankfully. 



The brilliant blue sky is the perfect backdrop for the lush colors of summer.








The Big Boy tomato vine is living up to its name... It's over 5 feet tall and loaded with shiny green tomatoes. The countdown is on for the first blush of red on those beauties! 


Our attempts to tame and support the limbs have been an effort in futility. Each time we think we have it corralled... Another sprig pushes its way out. The little bell pepper plant in between is being engulfed. So my edible garden has a mind of its own... If you don't see me here or on Instagram, you might surmise that the monster tomato vine in South Georgia has swallowed our little piece of paradise! Stay cool and content...watch out for those killer tomatoes! 






12 comments:

  1. Dear Susan, thank you for those lovely pictures of your garden! I (almost, because that is a feeling I try to resist) envy you your tomatoes: they look like the "real" thing, not those zestless red things with sprayed on tomatoe perfume they sell here in the shops (even the organic ones - those that are sold - are raised under platic, because of the disease they easily get in the rain). So enjoy your tomatoes when they are ripe! I wish you a lovely week-end, Britta

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    1. Britta... The tomatoes really are spectacular. One that I have my eye on is larger than the palm of my hand! Here in the southern US, a tomato sandwich is the perfect summer supper. Two slices of white bread, lots of mayonnaise, salt and pepper with large slices of tomatoes...Yum! Thanks for stopping by! Susan

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  2. Lovely garden photos Susan, I will be your new follower.
    Regards from Holland,
    Janneke

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    1. Janneke...Thank you so much for the visit. I appreciate your follow and the kind comment. Hope you have a pleasant week! Susan

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  3. Eek so hot. You are way ahead of use with flowers--always so fun to see what you post on Instagram. I am especially crazy about your zinnias and tiger lilies. Those tomatoes will be amazing!

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    1. Jen...I think the instant gratification form Instagram has stifled my bug for blogging... Who knew I had do little to say? Enjoy the flowers...coming to your neighborhood soon! Smiles..Susan

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  4. Some beautiful summer colors in your neck of the woods :) I am not a fan of summer myself (more of a fall and winter person).

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    1. Thanks for taking time to visit and comment. I enjoy fall, but when enter begins I long for spring...it's good that I live in a climate that has 4 (mostly) distinct seasons!

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  5. Susan, I can feel the scorching heat in your pics, but your pretties seem to be doing just fine! I love your colour themed collages, especially the hot pinks; I'm really attracted to this hue this summer, both in clothes and flowers and nail polish!

    Hope you are enjoying the cooler temps!

    Poppy

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    1. Poppy, the resspite was short-lived, but we enjoy even a little drop in the temperature! My eye always gravitates to pinks...from palest to hottest... I love them all! Thanks for dropping by!

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  6. Oh boy, your garden was fabulous this summer. And those tomatoes!!! Do you still have flowers in your garden now? How did those tomatoes turn out?

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  7. Oh, my! It has been hot where you live. It's hard to fathom such temperatures when I put on my parka and mittens here. Your flowers are beautiful, Susan, and there is nothing like the taste of a fresh picked tomato. Happy New Year to you!

    Karen

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