Monday, July 25, 2011


The garden received some much needed water today. At times torrential, this particular storm represented the first significant rainfall we'd had in weeks. We also got a reprieve from the recent heat and humidity with temperatures reaching only into the high 70's today.

While most of the veggies will greatly benefit from this storm, I did brave the rain to pick a few tomatoes that looked close to being ripe. The last thing I want is for these tasty orbs to split due to the sudden change in moisture.

On a sad note, one of my Titan sunflowers started to bloom a few days ago, only to snap and fall to the ground during the storm today. I'll have to stake the remaining three to ensure this doesn't happen again.


  1. So glad you got some rain! We got some yesterday and the cooler temps were so welcome!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Glad to hear you finally have some rain! Those tomatoes look great!

  3. Oh happy day! Some much needed rain AND a break from the heat. :D

  4. Oh, the rain was so wonderful! Now we will have happy plants and weeds!

  5. I think we need to swap weathers for a while....I'll take your sun and you can have our clouds and rain!

    Your crops are looking good though :)

  6. Your pictures are just so amazing. You've really got an eye for photography (and probably a good camera) :)

    The tomatoes look amazing! And the sunflower is gorgeous. Hopefully you were able to put it in a vase and bring it inside to enjoy it some after its untimely demise...

  7. The tomatoes look good. Rain rain rain, we need rain badly, wish I can send you some of our heat.

  8. Your garden looks awesome. How large is it? I am loving the maters. What type is the yellow/orange one? It's gigantic.