I’ll be outside every morning watering the vegetables, and again every evening to make sure nothing’s been incinerated in the heat.
So far the squash plants are coming along fine.
The yellow pear tomatoes are ripening.
Tiny grapes with the flowers still attached.
The local wildlife will be looking for water, and I try to keep trays full for the birds.
The birds are more likely to visit their bathing area if it's well hidden in the shrubbery.
Look who I finally caught on film!
Gila Woodpecker, Melanerpes uropygialis. Curious and noisy!
Reptiles need water, too, and I put some shallow water dishes on the ground in the hope that our snakes and lizards can find them.
Groundsnake, Sonora semiannulata. They come in many beautiful shades of red, pink, gray and striped patterns.
I would like him to invite all his friends over so they can feast on our scorpions, crickets, ants and other pests!
Now is the time that the snowbirds leave for their cool Northern homes, locals plan vacations as far away as they can get, and I close the shutters and curtains and make sure the air conditioner is going to hold out for another season.
Summer, here we come!