I have peas! The first ones are maybe a couple of days from eating size. I planted them late, but happily we keep getting cool, rainy days mixed in with the hot. I'll plant more in the fall.
I bought some Rancho Gordo Cellini beans at the San Francisco Ferry Building Farmers Market. I'll cook up most of them, but I thought I'd see if some would sprout, too.
The tomatillos I got from my friend Susan are blooming. I love them in salsa.
And I can start putting some arugula in my salads. If I don't eat it all straight from the garden like Alecto.
The chard also went in late, but is ready for sauteeing now. I planted "Bright Lights," so there's red ...
And yellow. (Also some green.)
Not for eating, but for admiring, a graciously donated iris still in its pot. I have to find a good place to plant it.
And also not for eating, but sweet to see: a downy woodpecker mama who has a nest in this tree. I heard the babies squawking when I walked by and stopped to investigate. Mama flew up and wasn't too happy with my interest, so I just took a quick pic and moved on. (I had to crop way in so you could see her.)
Garden babies and bird babies ... it's all good!