Whew. This heat wave is something else. We have a thirty minute window in the morning during which the heat is tolerable and we water the garden and trees and let the boys play outside. Then, it's indoors for the rest of the day. Joe brewed his first batch of beer (it will have nice sweaty overtones), and I got the heck out of dodge and went out with a friend to shop for clothes I don't need and eat food I shouldn't.
And here are pretty pictures from earlier in the week. Top to bottom: cone flower, Matt's Wild Cherry tomatoes, Toma Verde tomatillo, watermelon. This just might be the first summer I successfully grow watermelon. Usually they shrivel up once they reach a golf ball size.