Gophers may be small, but that doesn't mean their damage is. Here's what one did to a 20 foot tall banana stalk.
Yes, this is the actual temperature in San Diego just before noon on December 21, 2020. The temperature just before noon on the first day of winter.
All summer the garden is thick with big, fat orb weaver spiders. By mid-autumn, they're all but gone. Here's one of the few left weaving a web backlit by the sun setting over the Pacific.
Winter is well on it's way and the wind and weather are taking their toll on the hanging gourd garden. Here's a final walk through the garden before it's gone for another year.
Just for giggles I strung a couple of cheap solar-power light strands in the hanging gourd garden and this is the result. Sometimes I surprise even myself.
Well it is a tomato, but it's a squash-sized tomato doing its best to *look* like a pumpkin.
Agents of the National Chicken Investigative Service (NCIS) inspecting a watermelon that was over-watered and left to burst. As water was involved, ducks are considered poultry of interest.
Garden spiders get large late in the summer. Here's a video of one that build man-sized web 30 feet overhead and used my car as an anchor.
The hanging gourd garden is doing well in the heat. A couple of weeks ago I wasn't sure which gourds were growing, but now I can see it's birdhouse, bowl and bottle.
Here's a quick video of the world's smallest flower bulb (about 12 inches) and the worlds largest (about 6 feet), flower together in August at Sage's Acre.