This morning I woke to overcast skies as I headed down to Boulevard Park to meet the ladies for our Saturday walk. It looked like it might rain, but it didn't, as we headed up the dreaded Taylor Street hill. I huffed and puffed but made it a bit faster than my usual speed; don't ask me why some mornings I have more stamina than others because I don't know.
Clematis vine and Ellen's mural
By the time I got home and went out to check the garden, it had turned to full sunshine and a temperature right around 65°F (18°C), and it should climb to maybe 70 before the day is over. The clematis vine is in full purple, with a stray ripe raspberry giving it a little bit of red. Behind is the lovely mural that Ellen painted for us last year. It's still very brilliant.
My beans and snapdragons
My gardening neighbor Rob received a bale of hay from his son for Father's Day, which he's managed to spread around to keep the weeds down. My beans are all coming in strong, along with sugar snap peas and raspberries. I've got to go out and pick some of both today. The bumper crop of fruits and veggies has begun!