19 August 2011

Summer Harvest

Are you ready for the weekend?
 
This little lady will be cleaning up the flower and herb garden, harvesting whatever the squirrels and birds have not enjoyed all summer, and bringing some fragrant herbs indoors to escape the heat.
 
Our rabbit's eye blueberry bush was thoroughly enjoyed by all the birds in the neighborhood ~ not a single berry is left on this little tree.
Unlike last year when we could not eat them fast enough!
So {for now}...we have none of these scrumptious blueberries as we did last season...I have since moved the pot closer to our back porch door.  They say that these are the best front porch berries to grow.  I am sure that all the activity in and out of the door keeps our feathered friends looking for their antioxidents elsewhere.  It took me most of the summer to figure this out.
Perhaps we will have an autumn harvest?
{I did not grow those luscious raspberries, by the way.}

In the meantime, while the squirrels did have a pomodoro party {with a hint of basil} I think we may have had the bounty of these Early Girls...
...and enjoyed buckets of my home made gazpacho and blt's on crusty French bread all summer long!
 
{This precious clay blue bird was a gift from my son earlier this summer, which he made in his art class at school.  If you look closely, there are two eggs in the nest.}
 
Enjoy your weekend and a little reminder that if you want to participate in my third annual blogoversary giveaway, leave a comment for me here or on my party post from last week.  I will draw names of the winners on Friday, August 26th.

As always, thank you for your visit.

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

6 comments:

Carole said...

the birds sure love them blueberries. Congrats on the 3 yr anniversary!

xx
Carole

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Hi Carole ~

Yes...and the deer and squirrels love the tomatoes!

Happy weekend to you.

Ciao,
Suzanne

wordpoet55 said...

The fruits & veggies of summer are the best! Love the precious gift of artwork from your son, they grow-up so quickly...A great weekend to you too, joni

Margie said...

Lovely post as always Suzanne!

Kay Ellen said...

Saw your photos on flickr~~decided to pop by and say hi :)
I love your summer yummies!

Have a great week:)

xo
Kay Ellen

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Dear Friends,

I always appreciate your visits and comments ~ thank you!

Ciao,
Suzanne

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