In the vegetable garden, the Potimarron Squash is still putting out new blooms, as the earlier blooms begin to form fruit.
Star-shaped pumpkin blossoms are becoming pale spherical "baby" pumpkins.
Amid white flowers, tiny thin green beans are already forming, but the cucumbers are still only in the flowering stage.
Tomatoes are covered in both yellow blossoms and green globes.
Heads of broccoli, blue-green and getting large, are almost ready to harvest.
The zinnias, sedate in bud, will soon be a riot of green and pink at the north end of each row in the vegetable garden.
In the butterfly garden, the last of the orange day-lilies are blooming, as the tiger lilies begin their reign as the brightest orange in the garden.
The first Star Gazer lily, her color somewhat subdued this year, has opened near the brilliant blue butterfly delphinium.
Along the wild edges of our property, Joe-Pye Weed, taller and more subtle in color than the chicory which has dominated the uncultivated areas for weeks, is emerging.
When it feels like there is a "lull" in the garden, I have to look a little closer and I find that the "grand show", as John Muir called it, continues. Always, it continues.
all photos by Aisling, Sunday, August 2, 2008