We spent a few days at the beach with John's dad and stepmother, which was just lovely. The weather was nice, and Bess finally got over her fear of the ocean and had a blast. She spent every possible moment in the water, and we were excited to be able to share our love of the sea with her, finally - in years past, she wouldn't even set a toe in the sand, never mind swim in the waves!
Then we got home to a surprise - our garden had actually grown! The couple of days' worth of sun had given the plants the jump-start they needed. This morning we were able to stake the cucumbers, beans and tomatoes before the rain started
AND we noticed that our pear tree actually appears to be giving us some fruit this year, too!