This point in the summer often signals the start of a transition to comes, as things that have been furiously growing began to look weary from their efforts. My basil plants have clearly been a snack bush for some creatures.
The tomatoes are still looking pretty good, though some of the heavy from the past week's storms was rough on some of the bushes. I've re-staked and I am hopeful the plants will cope nicely.
The zinnia patch is in a hurry to bring me blooms and bouquets.
The sunlight that shines here has a special quality to me because it brings reward for my efforts and the prospect of a fresh-picked tomato on the supper table.