Fruity and Freaky!
That's a Black From Tula tomato baby -- so far there are three and I expect a few more. I can't wait to watch them ripen!
I left work a little early yesterday and took a slightly different way home along the river. The weather was just beginning to change -- and it changed FAST! Dark clouds from the north quickly took over an otherwise happy blue sky filled with puffy white clouds. I had to stop and take a picture of the river -- incredibly green, reflecting the strange light. There was no wind, no rain, no thunder, no lightning -- just this ominous darkness moving in overhead. Shortly after I got home, the wind started to blow, but that was all -- dark clouds and mighty wind. I never saw dust blow down my street in a cloud like that before, never saw such wind without rain and ruckus of a big storm -- a more traditional storm. Lots of twigs and leaves fell, and a few larger branches, and then, finally, it did begin to rain. The rain lasted for just a short while, and then the clouds moved off and the happy blue sky filled with puffy while clouds returned.
There was an email from my dad this morning -- with flower pics (how very timely) -- so the flower portion of the program is his, direct from the coast of Oregon: a swallowtail butterfly, poppies, passion flower, and crocosmia. Thanks, Daddy-O.