Six straight 90-degree-plus days in Toledo in late September 2017 have helped to ripen our tomatoes.

Our garden receives only a small amount of sunshine in the fall because of all the oak trees that exist in and around our yard.

Aug 2017 and the first part of Sep 2017 were on the pleasantly cool side, but it meant that our tomatoes remained green.

The recent record warmth, however, changed that. Time to make sauce and salsa.

Photos were taken on Sep 26, 2017.