Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Signs of Summer

While flowering plants aren't directly related to cycling, both are more likely to happen in the summer.
Last evening I was thrilled to find one male and one female flower on the zucchini plant. This morning, the flowers are both open and I am not 100% certain that the 'male' flower is indeed male. I didn't think this kind of gender confusion happened in the plant world. I'll have to see how this works out.

There are also some baby tomatoes hanging about. The bees are not terribly interested in the flower blossoms so most of these tomatoes came about because I was playing bee. (And you may rid yourself of the mental image of me in a bee costume; it is likely quite disturbing and in this case, it was not necessary.)

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