The weeks of Summer are flying by. It won't be long until we're bidding this month goodbye and welcoming in August..the dog days of Summer! It's been a much warmer season than last year. We've had many 90 degree days and much humidity. That has also led to rain and a good growing season. Our tomatoes, beans and green peppers are coming along nicely and today we enjoyed the fruits of the garden with fresh green beans and some salsa I made yesterday. But sadly this month we had to say farewell to the only tree that shaded the house. Anyone who's followed my blog knows our property is surrounded by pine trees. When we moved in 16 years ago I was inspired to call our place "Whispering Pines", which also explains the name of my blog.