It’s become clear over the past week that the mysterious volunteer squash (there are actually 2 plants) in our garden is indeed a pumpkin plant. See the evidence for yourself:
So I think we can safely say that we have an honest-to-god pumpkin patch in our tiny side yard garden. I will be looking for the Great Pumpkin around October.
In other news, the herb circle is in full and riotous bloom:
I certainly have not noticed any absence of bees around here, and that’s a good thing.