We went from unusually cool weather to dramatically (and unseasonally) hot weather in the second half of last week. As a result, I found myself doing emergency harvesting of lettuce and other cool season crops, but I also got to see this lily burst into bloom. I couldn’t resist sharing it with you.With this early heat has come a lot of humidity, like a giant’s warm, moist breath very time you walk outside. That brought us critters, though, that might stay closer to the creek ordinarily, like this baby Ozark Zigzag salamander. No, really, that’s what it’s called. The photos are blurry because it was so tiny and I was so close.Can you see the little salamander on the big thumb? Maybe that’s the giant whose breath I keep feeling.
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