Yesterday's weather was downright chilly, especially in the morning. It was gusty all day, and the wind felt cold. We had some rain showers.
Last week when it was hot, I spotted this lizard on the south-facing wall of the house. He was up pretty high, seeking the heat of the sun, so this is a long-zoom image. On those rare days when it does get good and hot here, we see a lot of lizards, and Callie loves chasing them.
We can't grow good crops of sweet basil every year because the weather is just not hot enough in this northerly region. Walt has this planter full of basil seedlings started in the greenhouse, and a friend gave us a pot of Thai basil seedlings that she started. We will probably plant most or all of the basil in pots so that we can keep it in the greenhouse if the weather turns chilly or damp. Maybe that will work.