99 Degree Days and a Cool Down

My plans for a dull weekend last weekend all but fell through. The bat hike was all booked up and it was too hot to get involved in any kind of rehab at the house so nothing was accomplished.

Charlie waters the garden when we have dry days in a row.

That was last week.  This week we are in the mid 80s and trying to get back on track.

Sunflowers at the end of May.
Middle of June sunflowers seem to be growing inches per day.

The plants in the vegetable garden, the olive trees, and the sunflowers are not complaining, however, they are pressing up to the sky. In the top sunflower photo the plants were only up to the top of the olive tree pot.  Now they’re taller than the tree.

This is our first year for purple beans which I believe turn green when they’re cooked.

Charlie is harvesting some stunning deep purple string beans.

SunGold tomatoes produce about a dozen per stalk.

Even the SunGold tomatoes are starting to produce little green balls that will soon turn orange and be ready to tempt us.

A handful of sugar snap peas makes a great raw snack.

We’ve been enjoying sugar snap peas by the handful and just tried a couple of the first cucumbers.

What’s in your salad?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

2 thoughts on “99 Degree Days and a Cool Down”

  1. Things look good there, Jo. The sunflowers will be impressive when they start blooming. I seem to be in the summer doldrums here, though I did get some weed eating done and even successfully replaced the trimmer line without too much anguish.

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