Summer Blues (and Greens)

        It is hot-hot-hot!!!
     My garden is moaning under the weight of the heat (and our water bill is cycling through a small fortune) but the peppers, satsuma, and lemon are standing tall against the onslaught!
     They are all growing round and luminous, in abundance and heavy (we have much in common).
     So, it’s worth my daily sweat-infused visits into the courtyard to water, and weed, and cajole and pamper- if only to turn my summer blues into orange, and yellow, and green-

 especially green. 


Common bell pepper
Capsicum annum

Satsuma orange
Citrus unshiu

Meyer lemon
Citrus x meyeri


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