Summer, especially about this time in summer, the weather becomes awful. I dislike extreme heat, dry winds and smoky skies. There’ve been several fires around the lake area up north from here. I shouldn’t complain as many lost all they had except their lives! Unfortunately that black smoke does inevitably end up in the air …
With great stealth, he checks out the place… A scenario that keeps repeating itself.
Deer, raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, reptiles and rodents alike; they all have their beady eyes on my hard-earned flowers!
I couldn’t fit the whole snake into the photo because she’s about 54″ long! I wondered how long she could hang there, bouncing on the wall. The branch in front isn’t holding her up. She held half her length upright! I’ll admit it was a little freaky to see!
I am struck by the same oddness when seeing snakes climb trees.
There’s something a little sinister about a five foot snake hanging off a tree branch, hunting for birds’ nests.
My hands are feeling better and I’m even planning to pot up a few of these lovelies this weekend! The weather in my neck of the Golden State(California) has been very hot but tonight blessed fog is rolling over the hills and into the valley, cooling down the hills, valleys and us.
I couldn’t see into it because these tree roses are over 6′ tall. I’m 5’3″.
I couldn’t take a photo today because she is still all ruffled over things. I stuck back branches, geraniums, leaves, more sticks for her to feel comfy and at home again.
But I didn’t dare try flash photography on her or her babes today.
I’ll sneak in tomorrow if I can catch it without anyone on it. I am not sure if it’s both parent or not.
They seem to be everywhere at once so I now suspect they are both setting the eggs. We’ll have to wait and see.
I do hope all is well and she hatches them!
Always I grow blue pansies thru the cooler months.
They are one of my favorites, reminding me of my grandmother every time I look at them.
Makes me weepy thinking of her now.
I spent much of my teen years living with her.
She’s been gone 36 years but sometimes, it seems she never went anywhere at all.
I really only grow hydrangeas because I love them when they begin to dry and look like these!
Called “Va Va Voom”, this one is a big lush hot orange with an enticing, spicy fragrance.
They had two standards (tree roses), very pricey in great big clay pots; so gorgeous I almost fell for them anyway!
My nightstand with a small English rose bouquet and French Lace rosebuds for a fragrant night of peace and sweet dreams.
Just for you today…
Revel in Spring no matter the color of the sky.