Summon the gale-force winds

I’ve got heat stroke probably, from it being in the 60s and sunny all weekend, and the proof is that I’ve popped the largest tomato and pepper plants out into the cold frame already. The nighttime temp is projected to stay in the upper 30s for the next 6 days, so I’ve given in to my urge to accelerate the growing season. (However, since I’ve sent the little ones out, I fully expect the arrival of hail and gale-force winds any moment now.) I’ve still got two trays full of smaller seedlings inside under fluorescent bulbs. But here are the new yard dwellers—toms in the first two (notice the purple underleaves due to the basement chill) and then the peppers.

And then there’s the camouflage cat sighted next to the clump of tulips emerging from the free bulb a friend rescued when the local university crew was ripping out a spring display bed.

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