There were raspberries for the 4th of July when I was growing up
and this year they're right on schedule.
Last year the bushes were newly planted and produced about fifty berries for the birds.
I believe Laura and I had one each.
There will be one or two rounds of shortcake this year,
and a pint or two of jelly next year.
I hung laundry this morning, but not until I scrubbed the deck rail.
Far more manners out here in the yard.
Meanwhile, in the garden, I have lupine,
Stella de Oro lilies,
Flanked by the anemone seed pods.
Laura thinks they look like "those fireworks on a stick."
I have no idea what I'm growing here. I do know I planted for butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.
I've only seen humming birds.
My gerbera step daises seem to have hit a happy spot.
And Piggy's impatiens keep looking like the little fairy hats they are.