This plant lived in a pot in the window behind my desk at work last year. It was there, drying up and dying, when I started the job last August. I watered it and looked after it all year, and brought it home with me in June and potted it up outside on the patio. It's bloomed continually since then. I love the fiery red flowers!
I made two homemade chocolate cakes at the end of July--one for practice (that Marla and Martina helped me eat) and the other for my dad's birthday celebration. They both turned out great and everyone at the party loved the rich, chocolate-y goodness (especially my cousin's little granddaughter)...
I'm glad I didn't have to clean that child up afterwards!
Speaking of children, my friend's new daughter has been a wonderful addition to my (heart, not blood) family this summer:
What have been the bright spots of your summer so far?