|Zucchini, dollar bill, and big smile|
After having missed a couple days of watering (and checking) the garden, this enormous zucchini emerged. I put it on the table and before long, "someone" had printed out a big smile, and added a dollar bill for size comparison (as well as eyes).
I'm pretty sure this zucchini is the result of the sex lesson I got from Carter, who showed me the difference between male and female flowers, and he made sure that the male pollen got into the right place in the female flower. I didn't even know there was a difference, one from the other, but now I will not make that mistake again. A couple of days after my lesson, I saw a beautiful female flower just asking for a little action, but I couldn't find a male flower anywhere. And you only have a very short window of time before the flower closes up, whether or not it has been pollinated. I am really surprised at how much I've learned in this particular season, both about zucchini sex, and also about what red potatoes look like as they grow. I'm thinking I might go out and harvest some of those potatoes and cook 'em up.
We are having day after day of sunshine without any clouds in the sky. Not my favorite time of year or weather pattern. I much prefer cooler weather and some fluffy, pretty clouds to break the monotony of all thar BLUE. This Thursday the temperatures in the High Country will be too hot for me to do much, so I'm thinking of skipping joining the Senior Trailblazers and just doing something local. Somewhere that I can turn around if I get too hot and/or tired. Not to mention my ankle is better but not back to a hundred percent yet.
How about you? How's the weather in your neck of the woods? My Southern Hemisphere friend is busy blowing soap bubbles outdoors and watching them freeze and putting the pictures up on her blog. It sure is fun to see! You can check it out here, if you want.