It seemed such a waste to throw out the ruler that bent from the summer heat in my car. I thought I would put it in a warm oven on a piece of baking parchment to straighten it out. It straighten out all right, just a half inch too short. I thought I would keep it as a 2 inch gauge, then Rick, in his wisdom, said I should mark it so I don’t pick it up by mistake. I put it in the recycle barrel. I do not need to court disaster.
My garden is pretty much a mess. I cut the basil down since I thought it was done for the year. It re-grew, and I still have a few tomatoes ripening too. They are spaced here and there on the vines, so it looks really messy, the tangly long vines with just a few leaves and tomatoes.
I think this is one of the biggest clusters of berries on a heavenly bamboo plant next to the house we have ever had. Cedar Waxwings love these berries and will strip all our bushes at the back of the yard in one or two visits. It will be interesting to see if these berries will draw them close to the house this year.