Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Hotter Than A Pepper Sprout

We seemed to have transitioned from pleasantly warm days, to HOT.
Days in the high nineties with high humidity makes outdoor activities a challenge, calling for lots of drinking water, and the wearing of light clothing.

We are under a heat advisory for the next few days, 95 degrees, if you can avoid staying outside especially for long periods of time, then it is best to do so.
Even the birds are trying to stay cool....

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
~ Russell Baker

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Foggy Start

Our morning started with a heavy fog, one that didn't lift until well into the morning hours.
Heavy pop-storms are now the evening normal, and lightning quivers in the night sky.
Down on Main Street there are signs of  July 4th decorations being hung, red, white and blue adorning the town square.
The Summer flowers are steadfastly holding on...

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Hello Summer

"Spring flew swiftly by, and summer came; and if the village had been beautiful at first, it was now in the full glow and luxuriance of its richness. The great trees, which had looked shrunken and bare in the earlier months, had now burst into strong life and health; and stretching forth their green arms over the thirsty ground, converted open and naked spots into choice nooks, where was a deep and pleasant shade from which to look upon the wide prospect, steeped in sunshine, which lay stretched out beyond. The earth had donned her mantle of brightest green; and shed her richest perfumes abroad. It was the prime and vigour of the year; all things were glad and flourishing."

~Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist


Wednesday, June 14, 2023

June In Bloom

The flowers are happy with the rainfall that fell today.
It's a pleasant change, leaving the sunshine behind darkened clouds, one less day of lugging the watering can around.

Summer is just around the corner, how time flies.



Saturday, June 10, 2023


Our days have quickly gone from cool Spring weather to hot, humid and dry, the trees are beginning to lose their leaves. Keeping flowers watered in ninety degrees is a challenge in itself.

The Columbine seems to love the heat, I've offered it my portion....

Friday, June 9, 2023

Dinner Guest

We had an unannounced dinner guest last night, a nibble here, a nibble there, a nibble everywhere.....


Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Knee Deep In June

Tell you what I like the best --
'Long about knee-deep in June,
'Bout the time strawberries melts
On the vine, -- some afternoon
Like to jes' git out and rest,
And not work at nothin' else!"

~ James Witcomb Riley : Knee Deep in June

Thursday, June 1, 2023

The Fairest Month

June Days are upon us.

Heat and humidity are now a daily occurrence, followed by cooling, nightly pop-up storms.
The songbirds are raising their second clutch of babies.
Lightning bugs light up the night sky, and the sound of tree frogs fill the air.
The season's first garden-grown tomatoes are ripe for the picking, and those coveted sweet Vidalia onions are back in the stores.
A little bit of normalcy in an otherwise chaotic world.

 "Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;
The mower's scythe makes music to my ear;
I am the mother of all dear delights;
I am the fairest daughter of the year."

~  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow