Last week we finally had some rain. My plants in my garden were rejoicing. After a summer of scorching sun rays they’re glad for any coolness they can get.
Even though the garden is a mess because it was too hot for us to weed and take care of our garden duties, there are still some pretty blooms to enjoy.
I’m loving my Cosmos, but for some reason they are all coming out the same color.
A few of my roses still look pretty.
And my Pentas are still feeding the humming birds.
Each morning I take a little walk through my garden anxious to see any new flowers and I’m always surprised to find a fresh bloom.
PS. For whatever reason I am not able to comment on a few of the blogs that I follow. I can like a post on my reader roll, but not on the actual post, so I just want to let you know that I am still reading the posts and enjoying them.
My Morning Glories always make my day when I’m in my garden. Their colors are so pretty.
I remember when I first planted them I was so excited when they first bloomed. Now I am finding them sprouting all around Mi Ranchito, as is my Mexican Primrose, which is very annoying.
Giving them up is not a choice only because they are so easy to grow and provide some awesome color and they survive our triple digit temperatures.
Have a happy weekend!
This is what one of my favorite rose bushes looked like back in May when it first bloomed.
Right now it’s looking a little sad because of our excessive heat and the bad air caused by the fires up in the mountains.
Yosemite National Park has also been affected, causing tourists to be turned away from certain areas of the park.
As of today we have broken the record of 19 continuous days of 100º or above. Today will be 107º. We are sizzling here in the Central Valley of California. We need relief, but looks like we’re having one more week of these extra hot days.
Hope your day is a cool one!
I like to pretend that this butterfly comes every year to visit me. It seems that I always just see one butterfly in the summer. There are never two or three, just this one that floats from flower to flower.
In any case I usually chase it around my garden until I get a good picture of it.
There is a small white butterfly that comes to visit me, but it moves too quickly for me to capture it with my phone camera.
P.S. Just got back from Texas. I will share on my blog some of the sites I visited next time.❤️💜❤️💜
Truthfully my garden is being overrun with weeds. They are having quite a party in my special place.
But my flowers are doing a good job of showing off their colors.
My Pincushion flower is lovely. I like the way it posed for me.
The Gerbera Daisy is bright red-orange and quite big.
I planted Alyssum and Candy Tuft in my water fountain.
Hubby decided he wanted a garden again. He planted (too) many tomato plants with a few cucumbers. He loves home grown tomatoes and will have (too) many to eat and will end up having to share.
And then I have a crazy Blue Jay that is always stalking me and doesn’t even bother to get spooked when I’m walking in my garden.
Spring is really here! ❤️💜❤️💜
Some of my plants are still showing some blooms although they suffered through one of the hottest summers we’ve had here in the valley, and they also had to deal with our polluted air filled with smoke from all the California wild fires.
I’m loving the pink and blue.
Some of my roses continue to bloom and continue to receive visitors.
Right now we are enjoying some beautiful autumn weather which will make it possible for me to get out there and do some cleaning in my rustic garden.
All summer long the weeds have been launching a fierce attack in my garden area. So I’m trying to counter attack and my efforts are paying off.
Weeding can be good therapy, but not in 103º temperatures.
Luckily, I was rewarded with a few creatures coming through my little piece of land.
First, I saw a bunny rabbit resting quietly in a corner. I’ve seen him before, he visits frequently. Sometimes a friend’s dog will chase it, but he can’t catch him; the bunny is too quick.
Dragon flys have been cruising around my plants. My favorite is the orange colored one.
A strange looking one showed up this year for the first time. It has a baby blue body and it’s wings are transparent with some black rectangles on them. But unfortunately my picture does not do it justice.
Time to get back to my weeding.