Lemon Boy tomatoes

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Almost-ripe tomatoes

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Garden Meals

Eggplant with dengaku sauce

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Sautéed Shishito Peppers

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Another Hot Week Ahead

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Gone for a week…

And here’s what’s in the garden when I got back!

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Blackberries

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Cucumbers

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Butternut Squash (I think)

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Siesta of the Bumblebee

If composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov had visited our garden during last weekend’s record-breaking heat, his famous orchestral interlude might have been very different. On Saturday the temperature in our town was over 42°C (108°F). In our garden, the bumblebees were no longer sipping the fragrant nectar of our lavender bushes, but were resting on the leaves of blackberry canes and citrus trees; sometimes resting on top, and sometimes clinging to the underside.

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After the temperature cooled to below 38°C (100°F) the bumblebees recovered and continued their work until the sun set.

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Few more pics

Gardenia

Gardenia

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Echinacea

Echinacea

Cat

Cat

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Artichoke

Artichoke

Daikon

Daikon

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