Utah Giant cherry: first of the season, first for the tree
While the rest of the country smolders under the debilitating heat of summer, the Pacific Northwest chills out with unseasonably cool days and generous cloud cover. In fact, this year Seattle meteorologists have only recorded two times, for a total of 78 minutes, when the outside temperature exceeded 80 degrees. Despite our slow start to summer, I’m happy to say it’s been a summer of fine firsts.
Lily Regale: The first fragrant lily to bloom in my garden
My sister, a welcomed guest and berry picker, shows off the first tub of Tulameen raspberries
And when the sunlight does appear, it’s nice to stand back and appreciate one’s newly washed windows (now that’s a first).
The first bouquet of dahlias can brighten up any corner of the house.
After my first harvest of loganberries, I have to ask myself, “Why didn’t I plant these sooner?”
And for the first time in his life, Boz was fine with being called a lapdog.