The extended sunshine served our tomatoes well. The indigo rose, which produced the purple-colored fruits above, was exceptionally productive this year. The unripened ones will become purple pickles.
A crew is finishing a new roof for our house and we had a new heat pump installed this summer. So for the first time since moving in 2010, I am looking forward to any storm the Pacific sends our way. Now we can turn up the heat, fill up on dark beer, and complete some indoor projects.
This year, I have taken to carving and painting images of loons (last year it was rockfishes). I am not sure what I will do with my loons when I am done. Luckily, the holidays are approaching.