Summer, with monsoon rains

Here in New Mexico this means that one doesn’t have to water the garden any more, everything turns lush and green, and the air is humid. However, due to the high altitude (I’m almost 7000 ft. above sea level) it doesn’t feel like a steam bath, even with temperatures in the high 80s or 90s.

The light can be absolutely magical!

I can barely keep up mixing sugar water for the hummingbirds, and I easily go through 10 lb of sugar every week.

Lots of other birds come to visit: Finches, Towhees, Mourning Doves, Bluebirds, and those that I can’t identify.

My flower garden is still sparse. Luckily, there is a number of wildflowers that pop up after the rain.

After a rocky start in a hot and dry spring, the vegetables are growing fine. We already ate some zucchini, Swiss Chard, and Kale; there’s lots of green tomatoes with a fair chance of turning red before the first frost; beans, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, and melons are growing and may produce something to eat — we’ll see.






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