As summer draws to a close, I've been trying my darndest to soak up every last bit of it. The weather here has been whacky to say the least, and our garden has suffered from the lack of sun. Our tomatoes are struggling to ripen, and some things, like the cucumbers, never seemed to even be able to make a decent start.
Even though the growing season has been dismal, there have been a couple of highlights. Our peas produced until this week, we've had abundant greens (lettuce, kale) and the strawberries just won't quit. Last night we did some harvesting just before dinner.
The carrots and beans are just starting to mature.
We had some of the purple beans last week, and they actually turn green when you cook them. I really wish I had smell-o-blog so you could small these. It is the smell of summer, I tell ya. Gorgeous, gorgeous beans, and they were the best I've ever had. Really.
Our evening ended on the beach looking out over this stunning sunset while the boys threw rocks into the water. I'm going to think back to this day when I'm in the middle of our dreary winter.