Let´s start with a jumping dog, because this picture totally made my day. Ludwig sends regards.
We are having a week off, and it feels much deserved. I am trying to take it easy so that it´s not all work but also some much needed rest and relaxation. I took a two-hour-long nap today, so that´s a start. I had hoped for a nice long holiday this year - you know, that concept of actually traveling somewhere and spending time on a beach or something - but it didn´t work out.
Anyway, it´s not so bad here. The weather has cooled down a bit, and I love it. I am so, so looking forward to autumn. It´s been a long hot summer and I am ready.
This has nothing to do with autumn, but here´s a picture to proof that yellow in the garden is actually a good idea.
This is in the veggie garden. You may remember that I banned all red and orange colors from the walled garden, but these make a great statement in this space.
Speaking of the veggie garden, this savoy cabbage is as big as my head. Even bigger, I´d say. The cabbage is doing fantastic this year.
We have started to harvest the tomatoes. Most plants are looking good but much to my dismay quite a few have catched the late blight. Ugh. Every gardeners nightmare. We need a green house, is what I am saying.
Scarlet runner beans. Not as impressive as last year, but still nice. We grew them along the fence this year and I have a feeling our neighbor is not amused. Oh well.
Also, the plums are ripe! I am planning to make lots of plum butter later this week.
And now excuse me while I am trying to enjoy the last days of summer.