It's not quite Dog Days of Summer yet, but we can see them from here!
The dogs say it's HOT.
The chickens agree.
But they all have lots of shade and water, and Trixie has a little pool she plops in to cool off her belly.
The new roof looks so good Adam decided to spray/clean the outside of the house.
The next step will be to remove the shutters and paint them ... probably barn red to match the roof. Or black. Probably red.
The back porch almost looks cute now!
And there's the other side with the shade garden.
Two little sheets of roofing were left over. Adam will find a purpose for them.
Look how droopy this volunteer watermelon (?) gourd (?) plant is. All the plants in pots are weary and dry.
My new herb bed this spring is doing beautifully!
A pretty marigold:
The elephant ears are quite large! I've already asked for more concrete leaves this fall.
It seems everybody is outside but me. I did labor in the garden quite hard on that first cool day -- we had three cool days in a row. But today is back up to 95 degrees. Ugh! So I will return to summer survival mode.
I'm knitting a little -- very light knitting so as not to overheat my lap -- and sipping lemon water, and watching a delightful children's story that puts me in mind of adventures and Christmas and writing and other happy thoughts. That in turn compels my mind into autumn, and with the air conditioner running, I can almost pretend it's not mid-July.
But for those of you who love summer's warmth, here is a sunny zinnia to keep you happy!