as July slips away.
How did that happen??
With the toes of August peeping under the door, thoughts of summers end start creeping into the corners of my mind.
Wishing for a way to put time on "pause" and fling those thoughts far into the universe.
THESE are the days I want to "rest" in for awhile as long as possible.
Learning to live in the moment: a constant work in progress.
Confirming the direction of my thoughts tho ~ Mature Bullock's Orioles departed from the garden this week and started their long journey south.
This years young remain but even they will soon follow the path of their parents.
Their three month residency, once again, over in the blink of an eye.
Clematis 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'
Tiny sweet blooms.
Dahlia 'Big Brother'
Notice a theme??
Salmony/yellow bloomers were on the brain when orders were placed this spring. :)
Favorite Zinnia: 'Queen Red Lime'
Lilium 'Black Beauty'
Happy moment to find them blooming again. Last year, a late, late frost killed the new growth. They never put up any additional foliage so there were no blooms. I thought they were gone. Here's proof that one bad year does not mean the end....
Lemon Cypress & 'Cherry Star' Calibrachoa. Another favorite combo.
Little Myrtle topiary
Water hyacinth ~ first year to bloom in my pond. Not sure why but not asking questions!
Here's hoping August crawls by at a snails pace & we seize the opportunity to savor every moment...