Loquat bonanza draws gray fox activity
This morning at about 6:45 am there was a gray fox in the pleasure grounds, drawn by the giant, juicy fruits of the loquat. Figs are forming; so are squashes, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, cucumbers, and passion fruits. We have greatly enjoyed dining on yellow bush beans. There is an On Deck ear of corn, appearing just days after the first tassel. Both orange and yellow Bright Lights cosmos are in bloom; the plans are volunteers. There is one volunteer corn poppy, along with one navy blue volunteer delphinium. Coreopsis continues to put on a show, as does pink evening primrose. There are about to be fennel flowers. Lantana and Turk's cap are now beginning to bloom. Some of the sweet peas are displaying seed pods. Sunflowers wild and cultivated are beginning to flower. Yesterday, the first Rose of Sharon flowers appeared: they are the white ones with a crimson center. We delight in all these days of rain.