Another color for feasting one’s eyes. It has been very hot out there the last few days. I hope the flowers enjoy it. It will cool down fast and we’ll have a break before any relentless Summer gets it’s hooks into us.
Finally got some good pictures of the new white papavers.
You have to catch them in just the right light. Too much light and the image blown out. Too little and they look drab.
These are more of the fine crop of Annie’s flowers we got at Eileen Barry’s Wild Thyme in April.
The tomatoes are doing very well. A closer examination gave e the distinct impression that we did get cherry tomatoes. I hope so. one plant is filled with many, many, little red bulbs.
I also stuck an old onion in a planter from which I expect to see pretty buds soon. Will they be shades of lavender?
We have our first beautiful flower from among the plants that Frank bought for my birthday. He watched it emerge this morning. The wind help blow the outer green shell of protective petals away and there she was.
Stunning. We will soon have a second blossom. It looks like it may be dark purple. You’ll see.
There is a little purple near the center of this flower. I can’t wait.
This evening it will cool off and the annual solar eclipse will take place at sunset here in California. Feels like magic.
These lovely flowers are Annie’s and were found at Eileen Barry’s enchanting Wild Thyme.
The plants in our raised garden boxes are thriving, It makes me very happy! There are poppies galore readying themselves for display. They will be beautiful.
We have at least three kinds of tomatoes out there – Early Girls, Black Prince and I think little yellow cherry tomatoes. I might be wrong about the cherry as I don’t see a little tag for them. We will see.
The Early Girls already have tomatoes. Sweet. Grow, babies.
Frank went to Wild Thyme this morning to fetch some more beautiful poppies, white this time, and brought home some beautiful red salvia for the delight of hummingbirds and butterflies. The sun was out when we planted them but it has grown cloudy and gray.
We planted six tomato plants and some chives. We can hit the Farmer’s Market for other veggies. We’re just around the corner from the Saturday market at City Hall. It was busy every single Saturday last season. Good for us all.
The warmth is due this week. Temperatures will get into the 80s. Great and groovy.
I will be taking pictures of the new plants. It is going to be so nice to have flowers to see from the kitchen windows.
The green things are still growing. They might be a little ragged at the edges but still beautiful.