Monthly Archives: July 2016

Mid-July Garden Update

It’s been a big month for the garden, here are some photos to illustrate!


Everything is growing well

20160714_183238A volunteer watermelon which I decided to just let wander where it wants

Blossoms on the bean plants


Ears are starting to form on the ornamental corn20160715_18050120160714_183307

Moon as seen through the corn plants20160716_131925

Volunteer zinnias which I transplanted into one spot in the flower bed.20160716_132026

Profusion Orange Zinnias20160716_131909

State Fair Zinnias20160714_182425

Okra and Jalapenos20160714_182631

Cucumbers from the garden20160717_175218

We made a batch of pickles today!

Independence Holiday Flooding

This actually occurred on July 3rd, but our Independence Day celebrations were in full swing. The weather had been hot and dry all day, but late in the afternoon the sky clouded up and soon it began to rain. We got about 2″ of rain in an hour, and the local drainage system could not keep up. So, just like during the Spring of 2015, the streets and my yard partially flooded. Here are a few photos:

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Fortunately, once the rain stopped the excess water quickly drained off. But it’s always a nervous time for us when this sort of thing occurs because you never know just how high the water is going to go.