Looking down from terrace
This week we planted the last of the vegetables - summer squash and yellow beans. We also put the dahlias in one of the raised beds. We haven't planted them for two summers so I hope they come up. I bought some cosmos plants and will put them in this week. They are the only annuals I plant now. I used to buy others but they were almost always disappointing. They either didn't grow tall enough or soon enough on my cool hilltop, but cosmos never let me down.
There is still a lot of bird life going on at Windy Poplars. The wild turkey babies are out and about, walking with the mothers out in the north pasture. I think their nests must be in the adjacent woods. Also one day I saw a tom turkey just lying down on a big rock. I guess birds need to rest sometimes too.
I also saw the new crow babies high up in the birch trees. I love their young voices.
I put the camera inside the Dutchman's pipe, and got this shot of the robin eggs. Isn't 'robin's egg blue' just the most wonderful color?!
The peonies are almost open.
This coming week they should be gorgeous. The weather has been quite cool and cloudy and I think it slowed them down a bit. Query (to quote the Provincial Lady): how do you know someone lives in northern New England? Answer: She lights the woodstove on a June day.
The Rosa rugosas along the fence are in full bloom.
The poppies are just amazing. They have this rather surreal look in every picture I take.
The lettuce is ready to eat,
as are the garlic scapes
We had them for supper tonight sautéed in olive oil and served over spaghetti. Delicious!
The lupines are still the shining stars of the garden.