Thursday, July 7, 2011

Baby It's Hot Outside...

I never could understand what all the fuss about Summer is...in my neck of the woods it's just too hot...there's ants invading everywhere...and I do mean everywhere...the fruit on the trees ripens so fast that you can't possibly pick it all...and then it rots on the ground ...did I mention it's Hot!!And now to top it all off..it's been humid...I think I mentioned that the other day...it's still humid...there have been flash flood warnings in the mountains and here...no rain here though...just heat and sweat and ants...did I mention those pesky ants!! To get anything done...I must start early in the morning...and get done before it warms up too much...I enjoy gardening...but in this heat...and those biting ants...not so much these days...but since I was out gardening this morning...I thought I'd show you some things that actually like the Summer heat...No...there won't be a picture of me in there! Above is a small sunflower...it is just starting to bloom...the sunflowers are courtesy of the birds...there are several different sized ones out in the back yard...the birds give me so many gifts!
Roses like the heat too...this one has a ton of blooms...

Blue Salvia...
Autumn Sage...
One of the succulents is blooming...
Zinnias...
Black Eyed Susans are just starting to bloom...the plants are getting huge...

Enjoy your day, my friends!! I think I will go sit under the fan and eat watermelon...that should keep me cool!!

8 comments:

Kris said...

What a cute back pack Linda! Everything you do is so darling! Yes, I feel the same way as you about the heat. I rise early, and try to do my chores. Then wait again til almost sun down to finish any outside chores. My poor chickens! They are panting! Their coop is under the shade of a tree, and fully covered, but it is still so darn hot. I take wet soil and shovel it inside to let them roll around in. They are still kind of young to be free ranging! They would be bait to hawks and such. Stay cool!!!

mountain mama said...

yes, this weather is yucky! can't wait till fall...i feel like we didn't get much of a spring at all.

i love zinnias! everything looks great despite the heat..and ants :)

Yvette said...

I'm dying in this heat! I can't wait for October. LOL
Great backpack!

SavannahGranny said...

It may be hot but everything looks great. Love the backpack. Ginger

Kaybe said...

Pretty pretty flowers. Thank the Lord for a/c.

Take good care,

Karen

bettyl said...

You can send some of your heat down my way since it's winter here in NZ! Your blooms are gorgeous!

Judy S. said...

It seems like there must be a middle ground somewhere....it's only 58 here. That's a very cute backpack, Linda. Oh, and what is that rose? It's stunning!
Judy S

Terry said...

I like spring and fall better myself! Your flowers are lovely! Seeing your delphiniums made me realize that mine didn't come back this year. :0/