Saturday, July 3, 2010

Summer Rain, Summer Pest

Do you remember the fun of playing in the rain?

The thrill of get all your clothing soaking wet.

And rain in your eyes

Not having a care in the world

And wanting to spread the (wet) love!

Running for the shear fun of it

And watching life go by

Ah, Sweet Summertime!!


Now for the PEST!

I was so proud of my squash this year

I recently purchased a little bell pepper plant to add to the mix

Things were going so well..

Then this

Look right below my will see a little hole

from this nasty guy. Larva for the Squash Vine Borer

And while I was investigating, I found these.

Keeping fingers crossed that I got to the second pot before too much damage was done. And since I'm the only one in the family that even EATS squash, it's not a national emergency. But still, those pots were looking SO pretty! I do love the pretty yellow of the squash blossom.

Hope you have a great weekend!



  1. I live in Phoenix- the city where the sun shines all the time and it never rains!!

  2. I had seen the goodies you posted for the 4TH of July party. You did a great job displaying all your collection. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great 4TH! Julian

  3. Oh no, I hate that about your squash. The blossoms are good to batter and deep fry or to eat in salads too. Darn!!! I do remember splashing in the rain - I grew up in Florida where we had frequent rain. We'd go barefoot and splash in the gutters in the streets - so much fun. The last time I walked in the rain I was about nine months pregnant (almost 38 years ago - wow!) and my husband then and I went for a walk, got caught in the rain, and just walked in it anyway - that was fun too.

  4. Just a quick note... I enjoyed seeing your blog!
    Happy 4th to you!

  5. Oh no! Those horrible little pests...I'm so sorry...were you able to at least salvage any of your squash plant?

  6. Wow - thank you for reminding me that there was a time in my life when I didn't "have a care in the world" what a lovely blog - sorry about your pests!! Organic gardening at it's worst, I'm afraid. Good luck!
    Warm regards,