Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Hot but Green

We're having a heat wave. The temperature for today is going to be 34C and with the humidity it will feel like 40C. The past few days have been hot too. Not much sewing got done. And to add to this, I seem to have been stricken by a flu bug of some sort. Haven't felt like eating and can only take sips of flat ginger ale, of which two-thirds have come back up. I won't bother you with the other details. I have spent most of the past two days in bed. Feeling a bit better today.
While I don't have much to show you in terms of sewing, I do have some shots of my garden. That's the 'green' part of this post. Or did you think it was my flu-like symptoms? Well, maybe.

On Sunday I spotted this zucchini. It is my first zucchini for this year! I ate it raw, in a salad. Delicious!

This morning I went out to water my pots and hanging baskets. It's amazing how everything suffers when I don't feel well and neglect things for a day or two. I noticed that my zucchini plant has been busy. That little zucchini in the photo above had grown into the zucchini on the left in this photo. And there were two more that needed to be picked. I guess there is going to be some zucchini bread in my future!
My tomato plants are looking good too. I have so many green tomatoes already! Here's an example. The plants are huge too. Much bigger than usual for this time of year.

I did manage to prep a few more hexagons for my I Spy quilt. I decided to work on this one this week because several people have offered to send me some novelty squares if I don't have enough.

What constitutes a "Heatwave" in Toronto? At least three consecutive days with temperatures of 32C and nights with temps staying above 20C. This current heatwave will continue for the next few days and maybe even longer. A thunder storm is brewing. That will be nice. Maybe I won't have to water my garden for a day or so.


Cara said...

Too hot to type....

Simone de Klerk said...

I'm sorry you are not feeling well! And the heat wave won't help much.
Wow, you have great vegetables growing in your garden.
Love you hexies! I could have a look for you too, if you need any novelty squares.
Take care! Liefs xo

LizzieJane said...

I am so sorry that you are feeling under the weather Hetty. I hope you will feel better real soon. We are finally starting to heat up here too. My garden is so much farther behind than yours. I haven't even seen a green tomato yet. They are flowering though so I am hoping.

the dutch purple rabbit said...

they put the heater also too far up here.
but i have some dead lines to make. so yarn all over.
the green large things are very jummie is make large flat slices , sprinkel them whit olive oil and then on the bbq ore in the stoof. nom nom


em's scrapbag said...

Your hexies look great. The veggies look great. We had peas from the garden this week fresh veggies yummy!

Barb said...

Love your garden, it is not burning up?

Opal said...

what beautiful zucchinis! i hope things cool down for you soon.

Mary K said...

I love hexagons and English paper piecing. If you would like more squares I have some that I would LOVE to give.

Oiyi said...

I hope you are feeling better. Your zucchinis are beautiful!

nicolette said...

I hope you are feeling better by now! The zucchinis are gorgeous! I love to eat them, but my husband doesn’t.

Rinie said...

The cats sense the quilts and there they are then.
Mimi thinks, can't you show my flowers with me on it? I love them too, she says.
Some catnip will do but here comes Oscar and now Felix too. Do you have enough time left for quilting?