While I was gone to Chicago for Spring Fling a few changes occurred in the garden that almost compensate for the long awaited weekend being gone in a flash. First off, the plums have begun to show color! I hold that one of the most scrumptious (to use one of my granddaughter's favorite words) things to eat straight from the garden is the first Santa Rosa plum of the year. Also the second, third and so forth until about the thirtieth at which point they just become tasty. So now I'll be on plum watch although with the cool weather we seem to be having this week it will be a while before I can have my plum experience.
The first Shasta daisies opened while I was gone. This always seems to mean summer to me...once they have begun to bloom summer is not far behind.
And , lastly, several of the summer veggies have begun to flower including tomatoes, peppers and this Eight Ball squash. Spring Fling may be over but summer will soon provide compensation enough.