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August Photos: Fruits,Vegetables and Garden Skeletons

After almost missing last month’s photo challenge I swore I would be on time for August’s. Well, it’s not yet midnight from where I’m typing so I think we’re going to squeak in right under the wire.

The end of August marks the symbolic end of summer. Well, Labour Day gets most of that honour, a day on which, ironically enough, I’ll be working. In fact, I’m pretty sure I said the same thing last year. But it’s been a full summer, so I have no complaints. There were trips to the country, amazing trips to New York, and successful bathroom renovations.

So, what says summer like growing your own veggies? The tomatoes have been mostly a success, but the bell peppers? Well they were kind of stunted. And when I say “they”, I mean “it”. Because I only managed to grow one. And it was tiny. Behold:
homegrown summer veggies

Summertime is also time for Quebec strawberries, also known around here as The Most Overrated Fruit of the Season. Seriously, $6.99 for locally grown fruit? At that price I’ll choose California strawberries any day.
expensive quebec strawberries

Summertime is also a great time for hanging out with friends and maybe meeting new ones. Like this guy:
garden skeleton

We have some summer tools. Perfect for digging and raking. Plus, I think that wheel belongs to the BBQ, which is another great summer pastime:
summer tools
Ah, the old compost pile. In the wintertime, your compost pile is mostly a frozen pile of dirt. In summertime however, it’s festering with bugs and larva and smells of rich loamy goodness. Mmm…mmm…mmm!
compost pile

By now you’ve probably already seen the rest of the entries for August’s summer theme over at PJs. If not, head on over and check them out.

Right. Now that we’re done with August’s photo challenge, we can relax for a whole month by partaking in Ziva and MikeWJ‘s Hell on Earth, aka 30 Days of Photos IV, starting tomorrow. Until then!


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