It's a big weekend of saucing & canning tomatoes (all grown from seed collected last year!). Varieties from front to back: Celebrity, Black Krim, and Costaluto.
One advantage to letting basil go to seed is a garden visited by chatty little goldfinches like these who fill the air with happy twitters. No app required.
Sunset over the Pacific in northern San Diego county. The sun is already below the horizon, but what light is left reflects off the ocean and into the clouds.
August's hot, dry, sunny weather is no friend of these cubanelle sweet peppers. Even with shade they burn, so we picked them all to roast, pickle and dehydrate.
Multiple tropical storms out of Baja California have been rolling across the area. Overnight we're only dipping into the 70° range and during the day it's in the mid-90's. Oh and 93% humidity. It's basically like living in a bathtub. The one upside is some absolutely spectacular sunsets. This one is looking over the San Luis Rey river valley toward the Pacific.