A June Night

At 9:42 pm, the thermometer reads 89-degrees.


I made a quick check-up on the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden tonight – when the thermometer still read 106.


I discovered Rob mowing despite his promise not to if it was too hot. He lied. Out of respect, I will not share a photo of him dripping sweat. The fresh cut looks lovely though.


It is too hot for man, woman, beast, or bunny.


“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” ~ Russel Baker


The plants and flowers surprised me; they have held up amazingly well.


In their second season, they are taller providing shade for their roots which are better mulched this year as well.


The dogs are tucked in. The only sounds are those of nature’s creatures scurrying to feed and drink before night blankets the garden.


“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.” ~ Bern Williams


Tomorrow’s forecast: 108. Sigh. I think it will be a good day to spend hosing down doggies.

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I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.

28 thoughts on “A June Night”

  1. Um, I believe I promised not to “push it”. And I didn’t. Besides, it was an interesting experience.

  2. You are having very warm temps and NH is having very cool temps. Your garden looks lovely thanks I’m sure to the mulch, watering and loving care of all your dedicated volunteers. And, I am guessing that the pups are happier inside. 🙂

    1. On days like this, the pups get shorter walks and yard runs. Each yard has a little kiddie pool for splashing and cooling. Then they (happily) return to the air conditioning to snooze. Lucky them!!

  3. So hot, Ogee – no wonder you were remarking on our rain! The gardens look wonderful, though – a second and third year garden is always that of a promise come to fruition – enjoy in spite of the heat!

  4. Garden is looking so beautiful. Even through the heat of the Sacto. summers – plants, flowers and beautiful trees seem to flourish while the rest of us wilt. My golden Rosie is dealing with this heat lounging in doors with a big bowl of ice cubes.
    Hope all the HB kids are finding a way to cool down too 🙂

  5. Everything is so beautiful…I love the second picture with all the different flowers planted together. Also the pictures with the evening sun look great.

  6. I’ve been loving our cool weather and now I love it even more…your gardens look great, given the heat. Peace and cool dreams to all…

    1. Delta Breeze kicking in as I write: cool breezes blow off the delta water and act as an air conditioner for the valley. Ahhh…relief!

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