It's officially tomato season here. Today's harvest included a decent amount of roma tomatoes, which Lee and SS2 had with basil over angel-hair pasta for dinner. What did I have? I went to a friend's son's little league game and had McDonald's with her. I know, it doesn't seem quite fair to me either. A few cherry tomatoes at the bottom, another purple Cherokee and the first green zebra rounded out the basket:
The Friday dinner at Buffa10 included door-prizes. We 'won' a t-shirt and some dried lavender, but our table-mates, the lovely Shayna of Botanical Interests and her husband, won a Cobrahead Weeder & Cultivator which had everyone at our table commenting in delight. I had to admit I'd never heard of a Cobrahead and said so to Shayna. She said she already had one and it was the best tool and quickly offered us her new one. So I suggested giving her the t-shirt we had won and quickly exchanged with her husband. I'm afraid it wasn't a very fair trade. This afternoon I asked Lee to pull some grass that was spreading into the patio garden and he went over to get a weeding tool he gave me for Christmas a few years ago. I quickly suggested he use the Cobrahead instead:
He even used it to pry out the stones that are supposed to edge the garden. I just asked him what he thought of the tool and he said, "I didn't really use it enough to form an opinion." So I asked if he was excited to use it again, and received a resounding, "Yes!" in response. I think it was the right tool for the job:
This spider is hanging out above the potted herbs in the chives on the greenhouse shelves. I've no idea what the white band in the web is, but it's what caught my eye:
And speaking of attention...driving home from the baseball game this evening I was struck by how beautiful the rising moon was and drove down to the Point to get a better look (no trees down there to block my view):
And then I turned around, walked back to my completely illegally parked car on the other side of the street and snapped this photo of the sunset:
I love living here.