My favorite part of summertime has always been late summer. The humidity is past, the sun is warm, cool breezes start arriving, and the gardens are in full swing.
This year, we created a garden bed in the backyard just devoted to herbs.
My husband has kept adding perennials all summer long, and I use them in cooking and salads. Eating seasonally has become something that is important to me.
This past weekend, I found a rustic chip wood basket and thought it would look nice with some fresh herbs in it. I always check the flea market for anything rustic and farm style related - such as orchard baskets, crates, pails. You could say I have a container or basket frenzy. I like the many possibilities for their uses. I don't have everything out all at once. My house would look like a flea market if I did that. I like a simple country style. I have shelving in the basement where I keep my finds, collections - - I like to call it my prop storage, and I like to switch and swap things in and out.
This summer I planted the butterfly bush that the moth is on in the above diptych photo. It blossoms wonderful purple blooms and let me tell you, I was surprised at how fast this shrub grew.
I am about to get ready for back to school time. My little guy begins first grade. A whole new routine for us. With fall soccer in that as well. We'll be busy.
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