In all it’s glory.
My lone red chili pepper. Garnered from a 4 foot tall pepper plant.
Really? That’s it? That’s all ya got?
But it doesn’t matter. This wee little pepper has quite a punch. If you recall my post from early January, you’ll remember the power of the Diablo Rojo. Maybe it takes all 4 feet of plant to generate such heat. All concentrated into a single one inch puissant pod of crimson. So I am handling with care… and rubber gloves.
Speaking of heat – I am over summer. Over it. Done. I don’t need it any more. I love the outdoors. I’m an outdoors kinda girl, after all. But the sweltering summer days are off limits right now. I would wilt. Literally. Call me wimpy. But there you have it.
So I’ve been trying to bring the outside inside… filling my home with greenery and bringing all my outdoor plants in (I mean, even they are wilting and they’re supposed to be out there!) and I’m filling vases with fresh flowers. In every corner.
I say they are crazy.
But it’s 97 today. With a heat index of 101. (sigh)
So try to stay cool my friends. And pray for a speedy entrance of Fall. Do a Fall dance. Light a Fall candle. Summon the North winds. Whatever it takes to bring on the cool.
And if you’re still in need of refreshing…