This week I am visiting my daughter Katie, who lives in a mountain valley in northern California, at an elevation of about two thousand feet. It has gotten quite warm during the day, but is still cold at night.
She wanted me to help her plant a vegetable garden. Because the growing season is relatively short here, we decided to plant starts as well as seeds. The morning after we put the starts in the ground, there was frost.
Some of the plants made it, and some didn’t. I planted more seeds today, and although there was frost again, the air was even warmer in the afternoon. The soil is warm, so I think we will have some success.
There are also apple trees in the yard, and they are full of bees. The trees haven’t been pruned lately, but hopefully there will be a decent crop of fruit. It certainly is an inviting place to play!