I had in mind a lament. The sun is too strong, the heat is unceasing, the tomatoes won't set fruit, the cucumber is yellowed and frail. You know the words and the tune. Unless you live in the UK, or on the west coast you probably sing the same song...
But then I started to make dinner. I'm daring to boil water tonight because the overgrown basil plants are crying out to be made into pesto. And, into the pesto sauce will go a few cloves of garlic from GG's spring planting.
Oh, and we'll make a salad out of the sun golds. Apparently cherry tomatoes still grow for us which is amazing what with the Mojave moving in and all.
I suppose I should also mention the one cucumber waiting to be sliced and we picked our first black beauty zucchini today. We have 2 sugar baby watermelons fattening up on the fence, and two more on the vine. To top it all off, it looks like we might get a decent fall raspberry and fig crop. (remember the fig???)
So as always I say to you: Glass half full or what!?!