This is the first year the birds haven't eaten the crabapples before they began to turn red.
I decided to try growing basil from seed this year, and it's been a huge success! We can't eat it fast enough to keep it from flowering, but I just cut stems and add them to my vases of flowers.
Not all insects in the garden are bad. I saw two beautiful dragonflies Saturday and was able to get a picture of one of them. . .along with a picture of one of the ever present bumblebees.