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Saturday, July 22, 2017



Saturday, 9:00 AM,  63 degrees F at the ferry dock, 61 on the back porch. Wind variable with occasional light gusts.  The sky is mostly cloudy with some sun, the humidity 96% after a rain squall last night.  High temperatures today and tomorrow in the mid-60's, warming to mid-70's, with mostly clear skies next week.
   As summer progresses, it's one local fruit crop after another, beginning with strawberries, then cherries, then raspberries, blueberries and finally apples and pears,  Strawberries are over for the most part now, and the second crop of cherries, the Lapins, are in, along with the raspberries.
   The raspberry crop is large and very good, and the Lapins are excellent, better than the earlier Cavaliers, which suffered from poor pollination.
   Shrub roses are more floriferous than I have ever seen them here, the 'Knockout' roses pictured being especially so.  Bayfield is too far north for the Japanese beetle, so they bloom unscathed.
Summertime, and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy's rich and your ma is good-lookin'
So hush, little baby, don't you cry
One of these mornings you're gonna rise up singing
And you'll spread your wings and you'll take to the sky
But till that morning, there ain't nothin' can harm you
With daddy and mammy standin' by
songwriters Du Bose Heywood/George and Ira Gershwin

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