Wildfires continue to burn throughout the area, making it dark in the middle of the day. This picture was taken at noon. Most of the garden leaves are starting to curl, yellow, and drop off after more than two weeks of nearly constant smoke. The tomatoes have pretty much stopped ripening — except for a few determined black cherry tomatoes. Cayenne and jalapenos are the exception. They continue to ripen slowly and the plants still look relatively healthy. Can chipotles be smoked on the vine?