It's that time of year when everything seems to slow down, including the crops. Only the hardiest of heat loving plants do well in these triple digit days. The rest of the crops get stuffed in the compost pile and the beds prepped for Fall with last Fall's compost, full circle.
I have to admit, we used to hate the Texas Summer, but somewhere between the strangely pleasant sound of Cicada bugs and a trip to the local spring to cool you off, we are reminded there are few places like Austin, and we are proud to call it home:)
Below are pics of some of Summer's finest, peppers and okra. The okra flower is really pretty if you can brave the heat of the day to view it. At night it closes itself up and looks almost like the okra pods it will soon become. Check out these beautiful figs given to us from a good friend. They went into this salad from Jamie Oliver. Silly name but unbelievably good!