It's mid-July and the sun is shining and it's been HOT! Two days last week I got into my Jeep at 1:30pm at the temperature reading was over 100 degrees. HOT! We are so thankful for good air conditioning, our rainbarrel, and tall trees for shade.
The garden continues to produce beautifully. We've had lots of trouble with squash bugs and stink bugs, but my super-hero husband battles for the good of our harvest and we've been able to save the zucchini, the butternut squash, and the HUGE pumpkin plant that grew from a surviving seed in our compost pile. This one pumpkin on the vine is now about 14" across and about 6 " high!
We also have other guests: lovely finches feasting on sunflowers, writing spiders journaling in their webs, and busy bees going about their work.