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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Can Bite Me

Today is the first day of summer, and I know some are reveling in it. We've just had our first heat wave, a spate of days with temperatures in the high-80s (it hit 90 on two days). I know for some that's not hot, but it is for me. I don't like it.

I. Do. Not. Like. It.

It's been a long time since we've had a good soaking rain, and I've been dragging hoses and sprinklers around to various beds, trying to make sure plants don't fry.

The heat broke last night, and I was delighted this morning to discover a light, misty, yummy rain was falling. 















My favorite kind of weather. I love this first day of summer.

Summer. You can bite me.

15 comments:

  1. What nasturtium is that?!! Your garden is gaspingly beautiful. I'm saving my summer hate for August. I had to put a hoodie on this morning, it was so overcast and misty -- love it!

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    1. I knew someone would ask when I posted that photo. I should have just looked it up then but I was lazy. It's called 'Orchid Flame,' I got it from Select Seeds.

      https://www.selectseeds.com/annual-seeds1/nasturtium_orchid_flame.aspx

      Thanks so much for the compliment. I cropped out all the ugliness.

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  2. We feel about summer that way down here too. No rain for us but the steady presence of the marine layer, from "May Gray" to "June Gloom," has kept the temperatures down here. Dare we hope for "No Sky July" or even "Fogust"?

    That Nasturtium is fantastic! And the foxtail lilies elicited a deep sigh.

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  3. Gorgeous! Also, what is this "rain" you speak off?

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  4. Great photos! No misty moisty morning here, but cool and cloudy and perfect as a respite from the heat of late spring.

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  5. I’m in Las Cruces, NM, now where it’s gonna be 105 tomorrow. It’s kinda dry, bare and depressing here, so that’s a bit much. However walking around the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson this morning at 102 didn’t seem too awful. Honestly.

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  6. Gotta say that I loved the heat except that the A/C malfunctioned at work on one of the days and was blowing heat. Equally nice was the cooling last night although we didn't get any misty rain. If you weren't dragging hoses around in your garden, you might miss some of it's beauty. Love that nasturtium. Thanks for the link!

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  7. I can't stand heat (unless its a dry sauna, and only for 15 minutes) or can be in the sun. My perfect weather condition is 72 and overcast.
    I swoon over your Foxtail lily. How do you do it?
    If Denis hadn't asked about the nasturtium, I would have. It is stunning.

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  8. That first photo is gasp worthy as are those nasturtiums.

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  9. Me, too. Only 91 more days until Autumn...

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  10. it's hotter than a 2peckered goat here...and it's not even july...august will kill me..

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  11. I'm even fussier ..I hate the extreme heat, the overcast , the humid and the cold .So few days I 'm satisfied .

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  12. I hate hot weather also, especially hot and humid weather. Your garden looks fantastic, though. Is that Kniphofia in the first picture, or something else?

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    1. Jason, it's Eremurus, also called Foxtail lily.

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  13. I am right there with you. I hate heat, even if I do appreciate that it makes many of my plants grow more, provided I can keep the thirsty ones watered. Aside from personal discomfort, watering is my biggest complaint.

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