1. The amazing wonders of the internet help me identify the "pear" post from July 21st. It's called an Opo Squash from Vietnam. The lady in the post office must have let hers grow way too long!
2. Afternoon thunderstorms, the typical summer kind, break up the monotony of blazing sun.
3. I've missed the sound of crickets chirping at night. It's one of those sounds that remind me of childhood summers in NY, falling asleep near an open window to the sound of crickets. I heard them today, but in the early morning out on the porch. It's a peaceful sound.