Friday, June 5, 2009

Hot Fun in the Summertime

For those of you too young to remember, that's the title of a song recorded by Sly and the Family Stone in 1969. I know........telling my age. :)

It really is hot here now. Summertime is here, but early in the day it's not only bearable, but actually pretty nice. I was out this morning working in the yard and thought you might enjoy a little stroll around to see what's happening out there right now.

Here is one of the last of the gardenias. I'll really miss them! That delightful fragrance just makes me happy!
I have my coffee under a little glass plate so that only I will be drinking from that cup!
One of the chickens inspecting the tomato plants in buckets along the side of the chicken yard. Apparently they all passed her inspection.

This is an angel wing begonia. The little bunches of red flowers just drip off the plants. So pretty!

We picked up this little rose plant at WalMart this spring. It was just too pretty to pass by and I'm glad we didn't (pass it by)! That's one of the more native salvias next to it. They come back every year without re-seeding. Matter of fact, I have to pull up a lot of them and toss them or we'd be overrun with them! LOOK, those are lemons on my little lemon tree. They're still green and pretty small yet, but...... I think we're going to have some lemons this year!! Yay!

This lily is so pretty and so fragrant. I've cut several and put them in vases inside to perfume the area.

This is a Rain Lily. It only blooms after it gets wet, usually with rain, but since we haven't had any of that here lately - - - it got wet with the hose.

You've seen my pink angel's trumpets a LOT, but this is a new one for me - a yellow one. It's on the opposite side of the back yard. I think it will probably get big enough to shade our little patio.

My harshly trimmed fig trees are bravely showing me some fruit production. Hopefully we won't have a hurricane to mess with them this year!

There are still lots of pretty flowers out there that enjoy the heat.
Even if they have to be fenced to keep the dogs and the chickens off them!

I'm hoping, hoping, hoping for lots of garden fresh tomatoes soon, too!

I have some field peas planted along the side fence with tomato plants in front, and some marigolds scattered along, too, just for fun.
There is more to see out there, but I think that's enough pictures for one day!
Hope your day is full of sunshine and pretty things for you to enjoy, too!
Hugs and kisses,


Annie said...

Elaine, I loved walking around your garden this morning. I had just walked around mine on a winters morning. I love the idea of the tomatos in big containers in the chook yard. Also, I have one of those little wild salvia's, actually 2. They are strong growers. I think I'll have mine forever.

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful yard Elaine. Lemons! How exciting to have lemons. I have a pretty pink lily like yours -- it will probably be a month before mine bloom though.

Susan said...

I love looking at your flowers Elaine. It amazes me to think how much farther along you are from mine. I'll have to post a turn about my garden. I did cut my first rose to bring indoors. Have a good weekend.

Margaret said...

It is 11c outside, so I am inside wandering through your lovely garden, and thinking about sunshine.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

It's so good to see what summer is bringing to your world! I love songs of the sixties. Everything looks so cheery! blessings,Kathleen

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Stunning. Love your yard. I need you to come to my house and help me!