Sunday, June 22, 2008

It's Summer!

Actually, I thought it was summer a few weeks ago! It's hard to garden once the temps get close to 100. I'm out early--around 6:10 before going in to work, then out again around 8:00 in the evenings. I deadhead, do some watering and say a few nice words to my flowers to encourage them to keep on blooming in this heat. About every 5 days, we mow. My husband and I share the mowing responsibilities since our corner yard is kind of big. We try and wait until late afternoon or early evening to mow, and we mulch the grass instead of bag which makes it somewhat easier plus it's good for the grass. One late afternoon after mowing my part of the yard I saw this lizard stretched out on the blue chair on the flagstone patio. He looked exactly like I felt! If I was a lizard, I would have jumped up on that ladderback chair and joined him!
Get ready....our long hot summer is here!


JenningsJunk said...

ahhhhh - the lazy days of summer shining thru with your great picture of the lizard :-) you're post are great! keep on posting:-)

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Hi, I'm from Oklahoma. I know about those terrible temps. I found you on Blotanical. I thought you'd want to know.~~Dee

Meadowview Thymes said...

Hi Dee--thanks for visiting my blog! Not only do you have these high temps--you all have been dealing with some pretty bad storms! Hope the weather has not hurt your garden!

Sunrise in Sachse said...

I consider buying a plant in the middle of summer...saving them! This is when the garden center does not water as well as they did when the plants first get there...kindof like the new has worn off. Good Save!!!
Loved your lizard too...that's how I'm going to feel after this week of work.