There comes a day in June when the weather makes a big change from cool and cloudy or sunny and breezy to hot! Yesterday was that day. I thought I'd die with the heat. I'm so not a hot weather girl. Everyone in Texas and similar climes would laugh at what I call hot.
We spent a fair bit of yesterday afternoon putting down cocoa mulch along that fence I talked about a couple weeks ago. I think it looks so much better.
We moved the daylilies which were there to a daylily garden right by the patio. Won't this be gorgeous when they all blossom!
The big news from this week's Sunday Stroll, is that the baby robins have flown the coop and naturally we didn't see or hear them go. We're keeping the nest.
Here is why the vine where the robin nested is called a Dutchman's Pipe.
The first geranium blossom.
Tom cut down some little maples which were growing amongst the lilacs, and the animals were delighted with a morning snack of fresh leaves.
The peas are coming along so well because of all the cool, cloudy, rainy weather we've had the past couple weeks.
Here are the garlic, shallots, and potatoes.
A closer view of the potatoes. They are a gourmet variety called Yellow Finn. We planted just a few for that taste of fresh potatoes in the summer. I don't have enough land to plant all the potatoes we eat in a year; my personal favorite vegetable. :<)
I keep this garden fork in the garden, ready for use, but also because it reminds me of Mr. McGregor's garden in Beatrix Potter's, The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
I think I'll spend this second hot day in a row, sitting on the shady porch with Faulkner's Sartoris, reading about what hot weather really is.