Tuesday, August 2, 2011


The high hit 109 degrees F today. Blister beetles are chewing up the eggplants. Squash bugs took out the winter squash (again. Why do I even bother?). Raccoons got my sweet corn. But today I picked the first melon of the year, the 7 1/2-pound Prescott fond Blanc pictured above. I probably should have waited another day or two, but it looked ripe to me and still is tasty.

When I was out Sunday evening I found two yellow gladiolus in bloom. A third is ready to open in a few days. No matter how dire things get, something beautiful pops up. They say the high tomorrow is going to get up to only 98.

Woo hoo. Where's my sweater?

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