Watermelon Woman

July 3, 2008, Thursday,6:02 pm
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Yikes, I thought high 90’s was hot. No sister, try 115. Palm Springs is very hot in July. I can’t image what it will get to in August, 120?   It is hard to move at all. Getting into a card is hazardous. You would give your soul for a tree or overhung under which to park. We went up 5000 feet to escape for a day. Iydlewild is about an hour away from Palm Springs, on a scenic road trip. Lovely.  Leaving tomorrow for blissfully cool at 75-85 and dipping into the 40’s at night. Yes!

I’m missing my garden but have family to watch over it. The weather has been in low 70’s at home so there will probably not be too much growth by the time we reach home.

June 21, 2008, Saturday,6:40 pm
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Whoa. Living in California means, for some, no right to complain about the weather. But if you are accustom to low 70’s and are dealing with 100 degrees, I do think it’s okay to say it is fairly miserable. Most of us do not have air conditioning in our homes and after a couple of hot days as we have been having, the house is hotter than outside. If you have two stories, all the heat rises and you sleep on the couch down stairs. You are sweating when all you are doing is typing on the computer. ugh.

I know we are experiencing nothing when compared to the floods and tornados. I wish everyone the best.

The good new about the heat is that the garden loves the heat. I can see growth everyday and some of my tomatoes are starting to turn. The apricots ripened in about 2 days and all are picked. Most were given away, but we have a few left for munching. The tree is 30 years old and has begun to give us less fruit. In some ways that’s fine because we have trouble reaching the high fruit and can’t possibly use it all anyway. The oranges can stay on the tree until we want to eat them.

More pix next time.

February 14, 2008, Thursday,4:34 am
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Yeah! We have seen the sun. After weeks of rain it feels good. I’m sure the weeks out back appreciate  the sun too. I missed out on a great weekend being really sick from a prescription reaction. All better, I think, so next weekend I hope to send some quality time outside. And it is a three-day weekend too! Happy BD to GW.

I enough seeds bought that I am going to try sowing directly and setting up the little pots for transplanting. I’m hoping to have lots of veggie seedlings to give away for Mother’s Day. Well,  give them to my sister  who lives nearby. She grows great tomatoes.