ON THE SECOND DAY OF SUMMER THE WEATHER IS FAIR AND WARM! Out into the vegetable garden around 8:00 a.m. this morning to transplant the eggplant, tomato, and pepper plants into their summer homes. Watered them all in and I was done by 11:30 a.m., another chore checked off of the list! Now the waiting begins and hope for warm weather throughout the summer.

Now I can go to Whidbey Island on Friday with a clear conscience. My friend Betty has invited me to preview the Whidbey Island Garden Tour. Betty volunteers for the event and the volunteers have Friday to preview the gardens. I have looked forward to it since Betty first invited me three years ago. I get to spend a nice afternoon with a friend I admire and see other people’s gardens. And Betty’s evolving garden too!