When I lived in the Pacific Northwest, I could grow zucchini with the best of them. Well, let's just say that the climate where I live now is nothing like Washington or Oregon. However, after years of attempts, with little successes here and there, my garden finally looks like a real garden! I am so excited for my home-grown tomatoes, and yes, zucchini! Oh, did I mention watermelon? It's hard to tell from the photo, but it is only about 3 inches long right now. Isn't it cute? We even have an artichoke, which is probably my favorite vegetable: Look, look! The pumpkin is really taking off and acting like a normal pumpkin plant should: Shhh, don't tell the birds, but I think we will have grapes this year: I enjoy doing the "yard walk", whether in my own backyard, or the yards of friends and family. Fruiting, flowering, or simply just growing--the plants bring me joy. And as long as Peter leaves some fruits and veggies for us, I don'