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.
28 thoughts on “A June Night”
Um, I believe I promised not to “push it”. And I didn’t. Besides, it was an interesting experience.
I have the email evidence. You are busted. 🙂
Gee, I see a few spots I missed.
THANK YOU ROB!
Amazing bunny photos.
Thanks Emily! They are cute little things as long as they don’t eat our blueberry plants or drip lines!!
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. 🙂
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!!
106? Now that’s hot. Even for this Southern girl! Be safe. Oh, and the bunnies. I used to think they were cute. Now they’re all just Peter Rabbit…and I’m Farmer McGregor!
You’ve been spending too much time with those little ones! 🙂
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!
Yes…your rain looks like a tall glass of water to us right now! And you’re still in Dogwood season…ahhhh.
Just remember, when you are in a mild January, we are knee deep in snow 🙂
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 🙂
Again, I must Say your photos are beautiful. Love the photos of the bunnies! Much love, The Scottie Mom.
Lovely shots. Bunnies always make me smile. It looks so peaceful in the garden. I enjoy very hot weather, but those temperatures are even pushing MY limits! Stay cool! 🙂
Beautiful time of year in the garden! It is unseasonably cold here, and I’m a little jealous!
Blow some of it this way please 🙂
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.
Thanks Marcie! That’s Ina’s Cottage Garden you are admiring. It is a wonder!
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…
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!
Time to purchase a few kiddy pools for the lovely Goldens (and the lovely gardeners) at Homeward Bound. 😉 Pool party!
We have them in every yard…and you have guessed at a near future post!
beautiful post and love the quotes too. So true about romance of a June evening
Beautiful! We are struggling with 14 C at the moment, not cold to some but definitely cold for people on Queensland’s coast
Our worlds really are flip-flopped! Stay warm. 🙂