I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July celebration. My family joined the community pot luck hosted by our neighbors. It was nice to get to know some of the neighbors in our community. I made a pasta salad with balsamic vinegar dressing to share. It was a nice and quite gathering….
Meanwhile, some of my plants are doing great. The cherry tomato I planted from seeds a couple months ago is now almost as tall as I am! Okay, I admit that I’m a shorty. But still, from seeds to 5 feet tall, that’s some achievement, don’t you think? See the mini tomatoes from the picture below? I think they’ll be ready in no time. My Little Girl is the most excited one as she adores tomatoes.
My Chili plant is also doing great. It’s been producing more chilies than I can consume. Guess I’ll preserve them by turning some into chili oil. Yay! It’s always more exciting to spiced things up, right? At least, that’s the case in the kitchen, I think!
Unfortunately, my green thumbs is still acting….so sad that my favorite thyme didn’t survive. I really can’t figured out what I did wrong.
Neither did the tarragon below. Any tips or advice you can give me, will be greatly appreciated! I know some of you are great with gardening. So please help.
And since my Italian basil started blooming, I have a few more self-invited friends in the garden lately. Such as Mr. Bubble Bee (see picture below), and his entire family!
So, remember my new “Housemates/self-invited guests”? The babies are out now and they are so cute. Unfortunately, their nest is way up high on the 2nd floor’s roof so the picture isn’t too clear.
Here’s a closer look at them. I think they are super adorable, don’t you think? Although I have to clean up their mess everyday on the porch, it’s all worth it when I see these little faces and hear them sing everyday. Can’t wait to see them spread their wings and fly on their own one day.
I hope you’re all doing well. I’ll post my latest favorite summer treat on the next post. Stay tuned.