Adirondack extremes

Here is our bumper crop, the first strawberry. It measures about a half inch long but is a real, tasty strawberry. We have lots of them growing but we will need thousands to even consider a pie.

On the other hand, the spiders are ginormous.  This one visited me on the front porch – while Tim is sailing to Annapolis so I had to contend with it myself.  It filled the bottom of the 4 inch glass I trapped it in.

I was hoping the photo made it appear that it was as big as Jay Mountain. It was

It was really hot the other day and the cats were hiding in the shade of cool plants and lying in the dirt.  The temperature improved after a thunderstorm rolled through with winds that blew the screens right off the windows.  Here’s Loki looking very cool.

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Giant crop

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