Saturday, September 4, 2010

Garden Happenings

The weather has cooled to a glorious 72 degrees......perfect for being outside !
A long weekend, and near perfect weather, what could be more accommodating.

The baby Mockingbird thought it perfect weather to take a bath

The Rose of Sharon heavy with new blooms

A family of Mourning Doves visiting the feeder

An uninvited Musk Thistle comes to visit

Unknown wildflower

Rose of Sharon making it's way on the porch


donna baker said...

Oh, I do love morning doves and mockingbirds. Mom used to sing me a southern song - Tradaleeda, tweedleydeedee, it gives me a thrill. To wake up in the morning on Mockingbird hill. Tradaleeda, tweedleydeedee, there's peace and goodwill, when you wake up in the morning on Mockingbird Hill.

Sunny said...

How delightful. I do hope our weather cools down. Now Mockingbird Hill will be running through my head!
Happy Weekend.
☼ Sunny

matron said...

After reading the comment from Donna baker,I now have that song in my head,my mother also sang it to us,I have not come across it for years.!
Glad to hear the weather is more tolerable in your part of the world,we are having our first rain fall for months,this morning and it is badly needed,but it is very humid,I think we are in for a thunder storm.

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Yes here too it has cooled down Jo from 90's all last week to finally 70's this next week. Gardening here I come!!!
I don't have a Rose of Sharon here but I remember them well from Kansas City and they are just beautiful when in bloom. Have a great holiday weekend and please post more garden photos when you have a chance...
Tina xo

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Jo. YES---this weather is fabulous... Got down into the 40's during the night... Great sleeping weather. But--we didn't get a drop of rain with none in sight now... Guess we'll be watering the yard most of the week...

Love your Rose of Sharon. They are so pretty this time of year. And yes---the birds love this cooler weather just like we do.

Have a wonderful weekend.

DJan said...

What a great capture of the mockingbird! And it's so wonderful that the weather is now cooperating by making it much more fun to be outdoors. Happy September to you!

MadSnapper said...

we woke up to 72 an dit is now 82 which is wonderful compared to 99 degrees. loving it. that is a beautiful bird bath even without birds. love the flowers

DeniseinVA said...

We woke up to 72 and now it's 79. Still preferable to the over 90s temperatures we have had. A gorgeous day with a nice soothing breeze. Lovely photos Jo. I love your bird bath too and well caught on the little bird flying out of it.
An English Girl Rambles

Barbara Anne said...

It's lovely and cool here today, too, and that is a delight!

Love your photos!

Happy gardening!


Richard Lawry said...

It was a crisp cool and lovely 52 degrees here in western Arkansas this morning. Thanks for the beautiful photos!

An Arkies Musings

George said...

We're also enjoying this cooler weather up here on the Plateau. Your garden is looking beautiful.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Patsy said...

The cool feels so good.
Don't labor on labor day!

Bernideen said...

Just lovely photos and reflections!

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

You have such a beautiful garden Jo. I'm looking forward to the day we start planting gardens here at the farm. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Maura :)

The Dutchess said...

Wonderful blog..beautiful pictures..:))