Bloom Goes The Squash Blossom

The first of three flowers finally opened up today in our as-yet-to-be-determined squash patch (I’m pretty sure they’re pumpkin, but there’s a chance they could be butternut). If you look close, positioned behind the flower’s pistil is a honeybee wasting no time getting the pollination process started.

Fingers crossed as hot weather — of which we are having right now — can cause trouble for any vegetable development. Case in point, the sun veritably melted this flower before mid-day.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."