The Guardian Of The Gate to the Garden
and The Watcher Of The Pathway Thereunto
Mostly don't bother this strange ol' bird
("THESE kitties don't wanna eat no swan!!! Ha Ha Ha!!!")
when he lurks around their hunting ground...
The garden's slowed fruiting in the heat of high Summer--
--over 104 on the thermometer yesterday early in the afternoon-- focusing on slow, strong, vegetative growth. Come fall though, I'll be glad the new seedlings went in when they did-- the way weather is so mild her, I'll be eating okra
and squash into mid-November or better...
No, your eyes do not deceive you, nor is there any trick of light here-- these two distinct melon colors are from the same vine:
When you plant a seed from a hybrid-grown plant, this is your result-- the very next generation's seed begin reverting to characteristics of either parent seed... interesting scientifically, and provides a variety of tastes-- granted an unpredictable variety, but variety none the less!--off of one vine!
This has been a rambling post, and my bent is that gardening is part of the Natural Magick of Mother Nature, so I don't see it as out-of-place to leave you with some images of that beautiful Bounty in progress...