Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August garden flowers

The summer garden is winding down, getting ready for the Fall garden again. Tomato and cucumber plants are soon to be exhausted, and I'll be planting new seed for cool-loving radishes and spinach again.

Late summer flowers around the house...

New purple coneflower (Echinacea)

Anise hyssop blooming in the front, nestled with leeks.
String beans at center, and kale to the right.

Beautiful sneezeweed (Helenium, or Helen's flower)
Russian sage.

A bumblebee enjoying the sneezeweed this morning.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Playing old-time music at the farmers' market

This was a couple of weeks ago. Some of us friends were playing old-time music at the farmers' market in our little town. We call our farmers' market band "Mixed Greens".
The young man has been my banjo student for the past few years. Now he has moved away and I miss him. Here at the market he sang a rousing version of "Old Joe Clark" and the crowd just loved it.