All this 'fun in the sun' forces my gardening up-keep to take a back seat - and it shows!
The weeds are starting to overtake all aspects of the yard/gardens and the current lack of funds (due to my premature involuntary retirement) is preventing me from completing the projects that are so needed - new maintenance-free self-seeding Black Eyed Susan driveway border, woodland hedgerow of azalea, rhodos, mountain laurel and bulbs (where the leaf droppage prevents anything else form growing) inside my hand-laid brick edge, not to mention re-planting of the melons - which should have been done weeks ago.
Now for some good news; in spite of my garden's lack of sunshine (2-4 hours/day MAX!) and the memorable cool, wet spring...the blueberries are almost ready (I sure hope I get to them before the squirrels & birds do - I see them hanging around - waiting. watching. salivating.), there are also some baby eggplants taking shape and tons of very green tomatoes.
Patience, I know. If there is anything gardening has taught me, it's patience. This is not an instant gratification activity by any means.
But when it's harvest time...there is no better reward!