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This past weekend was finally a pool weekend. The sun came out on Saturday after a gray beginning and then the kids started to arrive. Can you remember the fun you had as a kid at the local pond or pool? Watch me, watch me is the classic line and Tucker is watching little Meena intently. Even my new granddaughter, Hailey, had her first swim although she appears a bit concerned with the whole situation even with her own personal lifeguard. The garden surrounding the pool is blooming in spite of the lack of attention to the perennial border this year. There seems never enough time or energy to get all the gardens in shape. The vegetable garden is finally producing squash, broccoli, lettuce and the beans are in bloom. This bean (I will have to look up the name) is as pretty in flower as the package suggested. I am enjoying the lettuce 'Merlot' planted under the walking stick kale which gives it the shade it needs during the longest days of the summer. There are leeks interplanted also to maximize space and color impact. The containers have filled out quite nicely and today is the first day that I have had to water them given the rain we have had this year and the moderate temperatures. What is better than a day at the pool with the kid's fashionably clad in lobster hats, laughing, swimming and eating strawberries while Tucker swims to his heart's content?