hot . hot . hot .

kitchen window

refresh mint


black eyes

What dreadful hot weather we have!  It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.

~ Jane Austen


third heatwave of the summer
it’s been in the 90’s all week with very high humidity
the kind that takes your breath away when you walk out the door
my gardens are overgrown with crabgrass
the lawn needs mowing and the shrubs need a trim
but it will all have to wait until Sunday
when cooler weather is expected…hopefully!

I’ve been going outside in short spurts
to fill the birdfeeder and bird bath
or to take a quick photo
drinking gallons of ice tea and dining on ice cream
while it’s nice and cool in my air conditioned house
I’m longing to open all the windows!

I have to say though
this heat has sure made for some spectacular sunsets…


heat wave

heat wave lll

heat wave ll

We are leaving once again for Vermont
picking up my boy after a month of playing in The Green Mountain  Chamber Music Festival
anxious to hear all about it

Wishing you all a very cool weekend ahead!

gardeners of the spirit

in the dark

daisy ll

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.

~ May Sarton

so many choices

jelly bellys

“Life is a sum of all your choices.”
~ Albert Camus

hmm, what would be your choice?

(personally, I prefer the coconut ones!)

Hope you choose to have a happy weekend my friends!

morning light

three oranges

morning news


You can only come to the morning through the shadows.

~ J.R.R. Tolkien

with time

rose white

“Time by minutes slips away, First the hour, then the day, Small the daily loss appears, Yet soon it amounts to years”

~ Ronald Tierney


These were my birthday roses
this lovely white rose was on it’s way out
but I felt it had a certain beauty about it still.

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