… was about 2 hours’ steady downpour, the evening of July 8, to see a sun-scorched landscape transformed.

This has been one of the most difficult gardening Summers ever. Heavy rains in April and early May, besides delaying planting of tomatoes, chiles, eggplant and much besides, raise a worse fear. The local saying proved true this year:  Whenever you quit worrying about too much rain, better start worrying about too little.

The amazing fact, as the images show, is that so much has survived. I’ll spent the rest of the week playing catch-up: but since we can apparently expect tomato/squash/chile weather thru November, there’s no great loss.