Wasn’t the eclipse an event? I’ve never seen such bright sunshine look so “dim”. It’s hard to explain the effect, really.
It was fun seeing the TV coverage of the different groups gathered across the country in the areas of total block. God surely created a wonderful universe to entertain us! I enjoy His creation so much, and my appreciation begins in my own yard.
This time of year, I take a bucket or bag with me into the yard to help carry the bounty.
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Pears and horse apples were ready for picking.
Read how to dry horse apple slices for decorating in my Preserving Horse/Osage Apples post.
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Although we see fall things in all the stores, we’re still very much in the summer heat (and humidity) here in the south. Blooms continue to thrive and burst forth.
Cockscomb made my Top 13 Picks for Southern Perennials I listed for you in July.
Bees are loving them, too. This little guy (big guy?) was hanging on tightly in the strong summer wind!
We finally have a bachelor’s button appearing. I cast the seeds during spring, and this lone plant is finally blooming. I hope I have enough to get seeds for next year.
On the front porch side of things, we have more cockscomb.
The bushes are greening again after the drasting cutting in February – The Sacrifice Year is worth it for getting things back to a manageable state!
Most hydrangea blooms are fading into softer tones.
The hummingbirds are humming. 🙂 I’m cleaning and refilling the feeders regularly. They are so fun to watch!
As I strolled through the yard to the tree line, I noticed coloring in some of our trees.
Fall is close by. But, someone needs to tell that to our hot weather! How are things at your house? Cooling any?
I’m sharing this post at Gardens Galore No. 6!