Unfortunately, many of you have been privy to my incessant complaining of this bizarre Northern California weather. But in between this miserable gloom and doom, we’ve clearly had our sunny days. Just not enough to satisfy me.
Oh yeah, the clouds part for a day or two, but is it enough to keep me from whining about the fact that we might as well be carving pumpkins? No. I’m a California girl and I want my sun, dammit. (Call me childish or call me determined – it is what it is.)
Yesterday, I decided to shed my Grinch attitude and look for positive signs of the warm growing season to come. Embarrassingly enough, the signs were everywhere. I’ve now decided that things are moving along, if not a a rapid pace, they are moving along and I’m going to be okay with that – yes, I am. Because I’m saving up the rest of my complaining for July, when you know it’ll be too damned hot for me.
This is a ‘Black Krim’ tomato that’s clearly an over-achiever. While I was tickled to see this tiny fruit make its appearance, I thought it was little bit show off-ish if you ask me. This is May 17th.
And because I’m just smitten with the way this turned out; here’s the top of my hanging basket out front. The heirloom lettuces ‘Mervielle des Quatre’, ‘May Queen’, and ‘Petit Rouge’ are practically frolicking in this ——>
There’s even some baby apples on my columnar apple trees out front. The things that happen when you’re walking around bitching, right?