May 7, 2012
Is it August?
It has sure felt like August the past week. Not including today, which was low 70's and perfect, the past week has seen highs around 90º with super humidity, yuck! There has been a heavy, damp scent of honeysuckle in the air for days and mosquitoes, exactly August conditions!
The garden is looking very August-like, almost overgrown!
I counted at least 30 butterflies just in the gravel perennial beds today.
Can't you just almost smell the honeysuckle? It's growing all over that dark corner of the yard in the below photo. I wish I liked it more, but that's the far end of the scale for me on what my nose can stand. I know, I'm weird - if I smell lilacs I get an instant migraine and run for the hills :) Thankfully they are pretty rare here, they like a colder climate.
...and a belated Happy Cinco deMayo to you!
I'm officially going to stop apologizing for being such a lazy blogger lately, I've been in the schools again and will be for the rest of the month and have had so many things on my to-do list I think I'll just have to say this is going to be "one of those years" and do my best to blog when I get the chance.
I'm officially on "bean watch" now... my seedlings are all up about an inch high and Mockers the mockingbird is doing all she can as usual to thwart my bean growing efforts. She is quite the character, but I'm on to her after all these years. I'm going to kill her with kindness and try to get her to eat mealworms out of my hand this week, wish me luck LOL! Now where's my helmet and leather gloves? :)