Christmas in August?

The asparagus is producing red berries, and I think the plants look a lot like little, ferny Christmas trees. Looks like we'll have an abundant, healthy crop next spring.


plate with wall of china and text: University of Science and Technology Beijing 1952
I am determined never to buy paper plates again. I went to the Salvation Army and bought every plastic plate they had, 31 in all. This was the most expensive, at $2.99. Worth every penny! The legend reads "University of Science and Technology Beijing 1952". I might not use it for cookouts. The little ribbon on the back indicates that it is suitable for hanging on the wall.