Temp 54F Sky Clear
The temperature plummeted 40 degrees from yesterday’s high of 92. It was such an awesome day yesterday, heat, sun, high humidity. I opened all the windows to warm up the house. But the weather was unusual in that we broke a high temp record set in the dustbowl 30’s. I feel guilty enjoying it because of what is causing it.
Stink bugs were out everywhere yesterday, clinging to windows and screens. Last year was the first time in my life I’d seen a stink bug, another indication of climate change.
I swung by the nannyberry bush this morning to see if the berries had ripened and a few were ready to eat.
Here are nannyberry spring flowers from end of May
And here is the berry and seed
The seed is flat like a watermelon seed and almost as large as the berry. The berry tastes like plum but the consistency of thick baby food, not juicy. Very tasty but I couldn’t make a meal of it haha.
Seeing the nannyberries reminded me to check the Concord grapes. With most of my edibles killed off by farmers chemical drift I’d completely forgotten about the grapes. But the birds had not. There are a few left for me.