The children call these faery lanterns. They are so beautiful. We always have some in the yard during July and August. They are just like little green paper lanterns.
This little tiny fruit/pumpkin/gourd is now growing from the mystery vine. My guess is gourd.
This beautiful poke plant is growing right beside our porch stairs. It makes me so sad when people pull these "weeds". They are such wonderful herbal allies in certain situations. Feel blessed if they grow around your house! They hold anti-cancer energy in their roots. The berries make a wonderful ink. I will post pictures when we make ink in the Fall.
Nova found this springy spiral vine on the butternut squash which has decided to hop the garden fence and come out into the yard.
Our first tiny dipper gourd...
The children spent a long time visiting with this amazing cicada. They love bugs!