« Back to article: Texas farmer reaches seasonal crossroads in summer's final month

kale thriving in a garden bed
Kale forced into a state of dormancy by the Texas summer heat. Photo by Marshall Hinsley
bumble bee on zinnia
A bumble bee gathers nectar from a zinnia in early August. Photo by Marshall Hinsley
melon vines
Thriving melon vines present a crossroads for a Texas farmer after the melons have been harvested. Photo by Marshall Hinsley
okra
Okra promises a continuing harvest even when all other crops are dying from heat and drought, Photo by Marshall Hinsley
bed of zinnias
A bed of zinnias keeps pollinators fed and souls nourished among the dying crops in late summer. Photo by Marshall Hinsley