Red Russian kale in bloom (buzz buzz)
So the weather has flipped. By this I mean that big lake a mile west of us is doing its thing: it's insulating us. It has flipped in that now it is just plain cool. The two NPR stations I listen to are in towns about an hour south and east of us and now they announce things like highs in the 80s "but cooler by the lake," meaning we'll maybe see 70. (Winter's converse is it is inevitably 10-20 degrees warmer here.)
What does this mean, besides a drawn-out tulip season? My garden is POKY. I still haven't harvested a salad of means out of it yet. Sniff. But it is coming!