We had a thunderstorm yesterday evening, which cooled things off a bit. The vegetables like the hot weather as long as I keep them watered. The cucumbers and squash are doing well, and the sweet 100 tomatoes are really getting into their stride. Still waiting for the other varieties - lots of green tomatoes, but only the black cherries (another small variety) are starting to show color.
Under these conditions, it's hard to imagine myself into Ireland with Gwernin, but I'm still plodding along. Had to pause briefly to research 6th century Emain Macha, though. Current reference for that: Armagh and the royal centres in early medieval Ireland : monuments, cosmology and the past.
Today's picture: the Magic Lantern rose is starting a new round of blooms: