Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Nearing One Hundred Degrees

Today is one of the hottest days of the year and we're inside staying cool but mom was outside in the yard touring~

This is our vege garden.  It was looking pretty good about a week ago when dad had just tilled the soil but we've had lots of rain and the weeds are beginning to get ahead of us again so pay no attention to those nasty weeds.  
 We're almost ready to pick our first cuc!
 And the bell peppers are coming along beautifully!
 The tomatoes are still small and there is no hint of pink yet.   We think at least another couple of weeks~
 The trumpet vine is in bloom~

 The waterfowl island is deserted. It's in full sun and it's too hot to sunbathe today - even for the turtles.
  The ducks and geese are out of the water and in the shade trying to beat this heat too. 
The Mutes are in the water along the edge of the pond in the shade. 
 Hi Lucy!  Lucy eats bread right out of dad's hand and she takes it so gently.  Lucy is a sweetie!
 These pods are on our wisteria vine.  They look like beans and they're fuzzy like a peach.  In another couple of weeks they will split open and inside the pod is a seed that looks like a brown lima bean.   Does this mean that if you plant it, it will grow?  We have no idea.  Does anyone know?

 We have one beebalm flower  - just one!  LOL
 This flying beauty must be very hungry to be out on this hot sunny day in this heat!
 No thank you, mom.
I'm staying right where I am!
Hey guess, what?
This is our 1,501 post!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WOW 1,501 Posts... BRAVO and Congratulations to you. THAT is a HOOOOOGE milestone...eps. on such a BLISTERING DAY.

How do you like your Paw... toy/treat thingy? Is it hard to do?

OH your garden is GORGEOUS. We have had tomatoes and green peppers and green beans and cabbage from OUR garden....even WITH all the Weeds that are taking over HERE too.
We just adore seeing your Feathered Furends.

scotsmad said...

Those plants will grow whether you're out there or not. So stay inside where it's cool! Congrats on your 1501 posts!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

I think it is hot just about everywhere - we have been having high 90's for over a week now. Your veggie garden is looking awesome

Thor and Jack said...

Your garden looks so beautiful!
Congrats on your 1501 posts, Mitch and Molly! That's a lot!!
Please keep inside cool!
Thor and Jack

rottrover said...

I love seeing your garden AND your feathered friends! It's hot here, but clear and breezy, too. Very nice!

-Bart, Ruby and Otto

Gus said...

Stay cool and safe...they are saying here that we may have some (more) rain and cooling over the weekend.

gus n teka

Loretta Thomas said...

Congrats on all your many posts, that is so great!! What a nice garden...I loved touring and seeing all those good veggies and pretty flowers! You guys really have some green paws!!! Thanks for sharing your growing pawsomeness with us!

Miss Kitty & Mum

Kari in Alaska said...

What a great garden

Stop on by for a visit

Ruby said...

HOLY COW PATTIES!!! 1501 posties??!! Wowsa! Congrats guys!! (Angel Maggie is smilin' down from the bridge....)
Wow you garden look amazin'! Looks like it's doin' okay in the heat so far! Call me when it's tastin' time!! BOL
Oh, and Ma wants to adopt Lucy! She thinks she is the bee's knees!!
Ruby ♥

harrispen said...

1501 posts! That is amazing! Your garden looks great and you will have a bounty to harvest soon. We too are enduring a heat wave.

Millie & Walter

animal lover, quilt lover said...

It is hot here too Molly and Mitch!!
The rain has finally stopped!!! No rain now for 2 days. We didn't get to 100 here but at Tom shop it did!!! it is July!!
1501 posts --congrats!!! You are like me can't shut up!!!! LOL
Love the look of your beautiful garden--- makes my mouth water!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the HUGH number of posts, makes our 240 like like an ant. You guys stay cool, we know its' hot, but living here we are a lot better prepared for it!

The Mad Scots

Pess; Oh wish we had a garden!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi my friends, your gooseys are so smart to go swim in their nice pond to stay cool! Its a beautiful pond!
Your garden is beautiful too. Your summer has given your garden some kissys that make everythng grow so good.
I hope you find a way to stay cool on this 100 degree day.

Cassie said...

1501 posts!! WooHoo!! Love the photos and that beebalm flower is soooo cool. Our tomatoes are doing great too.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

BZ Dogs said...

Ugh - too hot! Keep cool :)

BZ Dogs said...

Ugh - too hot! Keep cool :)

BZ Dogs said...

Ugh - too hot! Keep cool :)

Molly The Wally said...

Love seeing your potential harvest and your feathery furends. Have a tremendous Thursday and stay cool.
Best wishes Molly

Anonymous said...

Wow, it is such a beautiful garden. Lickingly good cucumbers!!!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


We think 1501 khalls fur ice khream!

As fur the weeds, we think they deserve to live too - woo've seen The Doggy Nanny's yard!

Stay khool!

Khyra and Khousin Harley

KB Bear said...

It's really summer there. Sorry about the heat but you have a fabulous veggy garden. I'm jealous. And, your waterfowl are so well cared for... they are a lucky bunch.

Sue said...

Yup, that looks like a wisteria seed pod. The ones on the trumpet vine are shaped sort of like that too.

Your garden looks wonderful and the birds are pretty smart staying in the shade. Hope the temperatures break soon.

parlance said...

Ooh, thanks! I love seeing other people's gardens. As far as I know, that seed will grow into a wisteria. Let the pod dry up completely and when it's dry as cardboard you should have a black seed inside. Let it dry on the vine.