a contradiction if ever there was one. No I have not suffered a touch of heat stroke nor are my brain cells frozen from sticking my head in a bucket of ice water. I know the only thing refreshing about 100 degree temperatures is a cool body of water! Short of that, there is the garden at dawn & thus the post title.
It takes drastic temperatures (like what we've been experiencing) to get a total non-morning person out of bed at dawn! I must admit ~ the photography at this hour can NOT be beat. Nothing like soft new light to make even the most parched garden look "almost" refreshed.
Asiatic Lily 'Elodie'
or more correctly "what was supposed to be 'Elodie.'" Other than the color, it does not appear to be 'Elodie' at all since it's not double. :-(
Still, whatever the name, the light pink blooms appear almost ethereal in early morning.
Even a hot red like Monarda 'Jacob Cline' looks cool at that time of day.
Amazing the difference 8 hours later.
Me, a bonafide heat lover, is starting to wonder if I truly am....
Our state tied it's all time record high today (105) and I think I felt every single degree in trickling water droplets down my body.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate ~ that's our new mantra. It's hot, it's windy & maybe you've heard ~ our state is ON FIRE. Eight different fires in all & I'm wondering if it won't stop there?
Photo above NOT refreshing!! (taken from my front yard)
Let's try a look at David Austins 'Jubilee Celebration' instead:
Maybe, just maybe, in this strange weather year, July will be cool & rainy. At this point, I say surprise us ~ hopefully I won't be sorry????