Saturday, July 25, 2009
Well, I've been out of town for several weeks and I'm just now getting back to the gardening, or rather the extensive weeding. The year that I choose to leave in early summer is the year that has the most rainfall (ever?). The chicory is 5 feet high, the hollyhock finally bloomed, the grape actually has a few little balls of fruit, the scrub oak added a couple of feet of branches.
We have a nightly deer visitor who is sporting a line of christmas tree lights in his antlers and I fear he has a broken leg. But he seems fine otherwise, munching on the greenery. The baby goat up the street has grown and has a pal to play with. Hummingbirds abound.