Come an' put this team away.
I won't plow another furrer;
It's too mortal hot to-day.
I ain't weak, nor I ain't lazy,
But I'll stand this half day's loss
'Fore I let the devil make me
Lose my patience an' git cross.
-Paul Laurence Dunbar
Summer, it seems, has come at last and we're all knee-deep in moaning and complaining about the heat. I've got a fair lot of digging to do this week, but I can't manage it in 35 degree weather. So I spent this morning wandering around taking a few pictures for you, of things in my garden that make me happy.
Shasta babies - just made their appearance last week. The mama is about a meter tall.
This is what I see when I look straight up from the blanket in my favourite shade patch.
In two months this will be a beautiful ball of cool purple. See my bell string hanging there too?
I wish you cool ice tea, maybe a julep or two, and a hammock in a shady spot. Now, I'm off to put a couple more ice cubes in my gin and tonic.