But kidding aside, I have been able to help out some and it has been a real blessing not only to my DIL and son, but to me- I'm loving it!
And, here are some garden pictures, closeups again. If you look closely at this next picture you'll see what looks like small balls or balloons on stems. These are Balloon Flowers and after the "Balloon" forms then they burst open in pretty blue flowers! The flower isn't upright so next time I'll have to get on the ground to get a good picture!
The color on this Purple Coneflower isn't quite right, but I had to show it to you anyway, as I was able to catch a bee busy pollinating! If you look closely, you can see what looks like dust right below the bee. It's actually pollen! I normally don't hang around bees, but I'm glad I did here!
Have you ever smelled the intoxicating fragrance of Phlox! It's heavenly and butterflies love it. I tried to get a good picture of a couple of butterflies on the Phlox a few days ago, but the winged wonders were too skittish. We've had lots of rain last night and today, so a lot of the petals have fallen to the ground. The Phlox are about 3 feet high and easy to photograph.
And I do have some tomatoes! I planted these by our back door this year and they have really grown tall. However, the actual tomatoes are taking forever to ripen, so we have had only 1 large tomato and a small bowl of cherry tomatoes. At least there were enough cherry tomatoes to make my Avocado, Cucumber and Tomato Salad!