I’ve made this statement before as some of you might remember. This week has been quite hectic and stressful for me. As the caretaker for my grandparents and an emotionally ill adult son I find myself overwhelmed a bit at times. The garden is my escape when I have free moments to spare. Unfortunately that leaves very little time for anything else such as blogging. Of course I could of made time but truly I’ve been emotionally as well as physically spent for the most part. Of course life goes on in the garden regardless of my distractions from life. The wildlife has kept me entertained this week and I came very close to getting a good shot of the first Monarch visitor yesterday. Instead I captured this Black Swallowtail (?) flitting around on anything that was in bloom.
Another activity I’ve also enjoyed is harvesting veggies from the garden. I’ve used this fresh produce in several dishes from fried squash, homemade salsa and refrigerator pickles to salads and side dishes. This year I used cornmeal mixed with some seasoning salt for the batter on my fried squash. It has to be my favorite summertime snack to date. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things again which is easier said than done I think. So bear with me as I ease my way back into the blogasphere again… 🙂