It’s been hotter than a hotcake on a griddle (I think that makes me sound southern, don’t you?) here in Southwestern Pennsylvania this summer. I’m talking the kind of hot that makes you crabby, tired, and sweaty just by stepping outside. Hot. Hot. Hot. I haven’t even been able to enjoy my Friday evening ritual of laying outside on my swing with a good book and a cold glass of pop. The shade from the swing’s canopy just isn’t up to the challenge of cooling 100 degree air.
Somehow, though, my garden has been thriving. I guess my plants enjoy this heat more than I do. Their only requirement is that I give them a good drink of water now and then since Mother Nature has been stingy with her watering can.
I know I’ll be wishing for some of this heat in a few months’ time when the skies are gray and the color has drained from the landscape.
Since I just got my new Cannon EOS Rebel T3 a few months ago and haven’t had much of a chance to practice with it, I took some pictures of my garden to remind me of the pleasures of summer.
Feel free to revisit this post over the winter or anytime you need a little dose of summer.This is my very own secret garden.
Take a load off and sit a while.
God loves all creatures great and small, especially little birdies.
Lilies seem to be one of the few flowers that really thrive in my garden.One of my hydrangea plants is wonderfully blue this year.
A cucumber just starting to grow.
Tomatoes in a container garden on my patio.
Basil is one of my favorite herbs.
That’s my little garden oasis. What’s in your secret garden?