Metal hummingbirds? Well, no (although I am rather fond of this one). Growing things. That is what I love best about summer. I love to see gardens growing. Ours is doing very well, and we've gotten quite a lot out of it so far, even though it's rather small. This is the climbing blackeyed susan that's planted around the shepherds crook my brother made for me. I'll get another picture once it has started blooming more. Our front bed didn't do as well as expected, but we have a lot of zinnas blooming and have been enjoying them and all the beautiful butterflies they attract.
And of course, I love the produce. We got the peaches from a local orchard and the other produce from another farm. I would love to be able to grow enough to provide for all my canning needs, but I'm more than happy, and very thankful for what we have been able to grow (besides, we plan on increasing the size of the garden over time). We have not had
to buy any veggies (except lettuce) since July. It's great to see your own produce on your supper table.