Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Not a tomato

This is a sweet pepper, although it looks like it should be hot, like a jalapeño. The photo is from last week and the pepper has grown a little since then. Our garden has about ten pepper plants this year of different varieties, all gifts from a friend who offered us her surplus seedlings in the spring. We haven't had much luck with peppers in recent years, but this year's hot weather has been good for these.

A sweet long pepper. We also have some hot ones out there.

I'm expecting a delivery of fioul (home heating oil) this morning. I like to get it in August before the demand (and price) goes up in the fall. I just realized that school starts again in three weeks. All that means for us is that there will be fewer vacationers around and the bridge traffic might ease up a bit.


  1. We and most of those who live here are counting the days until the English d of August, although things don’t completely quiet down until mid September. I thought this was going to be a puzzler or treatise on“when is a tomato not a tomato?”

  2. We’re back to school already. Yikes.

  3. That little pepper is very well camouflaged.

  4. mitch, sort of the same here. September still has a lot of vacationers, but fewer than July/August.

    judy, yikes is right! Why, when I was a kid, we didn't go back until after Labor Day. And we walked to school. Uphill, both ways. The good old days. Get off my lawn! lol

    emm, true. Glad you saw it! ;)


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