Yes, it's the last day of August, but the calendar says summer ends Sept. 22nd, so I'm going with that.
Blue skies continue and it's warm, some say hot, still.
We don't have a lot of crops this year, but the tomatoes are now plentiful and the basil crop is wonderful.
Yesterday I roasted the plum tomatoes that were ripe and made several pints of tomato sauce, flavored with homegrown basil and oregano. We are eating tomatoes with cottage cheese for lunch and sliced tomatoes or caprese salad for dinner. We have lots of tomatoes!
Today we made basil pesto.There were several basketfuls of basil leaves and several hours of work to produce a bountiful supply of pesto.
I make it with basil, parmesan cheese, walnuts and olive oil, no garlic. We are not garlic fans. We use it on pasta dishes.
My yard is looking tired, typical late summer look. Here are a few more garden pics from our Saturday tour.