The weather has settled out some. Several days of hot and dry and then some rain. That I can live with.
On an amusing note, apparently I didn’t need to worry about mosquito larva in my rain barrels this year:
There’s upwards of a couple hundred tadpoles in each barrel!
Went out to the garden today to do some weeding and thinning. Came in with a handful of “baby” carrots, 5 or 6 early tomatoes, and then had to go back out for a handful of Miniature White Cucumbers.
The Hollyhock is blooming.
The Noir d’Comes Melon is taking off.
But most of them melons look more like this one (Kaho Watermelon).
Most of the giant Sunflowers are looking good, this is the biggest of the bunch so far, and its just a bit taller than I am.
The garden appears to be home to a bunch of Garter snakes this year. I always see a few, but this year every time I turn around I see another, and they’re all different sizes too, so it’s definitely different snakes. Everything from a little tiny fellow who was MAYBE 6″ long, all the way up to this one, who was bigger around than the garden hoses and had a head the width of a quarter!