Tomatoes grew as never before with the record heat the Pacific Northwest experienced. I planted Park’s Whoppers, the slicers, from seed. A friend gifted me organic tomato fertilizer for Mother’s Day, and I’m a believer. The brick collars I created help facilitate root growth on buried stems.
Our favorite Douglas Fir has blight. The Osprey in the lower left and the Blue Heron above don’t seem to mind while they scan the lake for fish. My Rose of Sharon bloomed more than ever.
Tomorrow we say a final goodbye to Cheeto, my son’s beloved, feisty, opinionated kitty. Told she was two in 2019 when she chose Neil as her champion, we’ve learned she’s most likely sixteen+ and previously lived in survival mode. Rest in peace little warrior.