Thursday, June 21, 2012

We're Having a Heatwave!

I suppose if I could, I would spend most of my time in the garden.
Unfortunately, like a lot of the country, we are in the midst of a heat wave
and so my time in the garden is limited to early mornings and late evenings.
Sunny days and adequate watering is making everything grow and blossom.

Each day brings new surprises.
Like....


Hollyhocks (another of my most favored flowers) peeking out from beneath leafy greenery....
Mixed colors... pink and yellow for now.


Zinnias that 3 months ago were tiny seeds are turning their smiling faces
towards the sun.


Last evening was spent doing watering...
flowers,


vegetables,


and a gator load of water for the young orchard trees...


It seems that every time I work in the garden,
the turkeys show up to supervise.


For some reason, last night they were quite interested in the kale.


I offered them a strawberry, hoping to shift their attention away from the kale,
but the berries held no allure.


Hot weather like this is hard on the animals...
much harder than winter is on them.

Most everyone has limited energy on these hot days,
and lying around is the activity of choice.


Oh my, will you look at those weeds next to Bobby?
It looks like I need to spend a little more time in the garden!
If only I could train the turkeys to pull weeds.


It never ceases to amaze me how each plant in the garden started out as a single tiny seed...
and in just a few months becomes an amazing leafy organism.
But then, each of the animals on the farm started out as a single cell...

Isn't life amazing?
Miraculous actually.

So, if you ever find yourself searching for a miracle....
look around you.
We are surrounded by countless miracles each and every day...
every where we look!

And PS....Happy Summer!!

7 comments:

JudiB said...

We are in the same heat wave. Tonight it is supposed to break. Every day the horses are all inside during the day with there fans on. The old ones sure appreciate it. At one point I looked it was 101 on our deck..ugh!
The gardens will sure jump with all this heat. You will as always have a busy time.
While watering last night I could hear our bull frogs singing..love it!!
Have a great day!!

Stephane said...

Geese make great weeders. They tend to eat things 3 inches tall or less.

Junebug said...

Happy Summer to you also! Shhhh, I think it has arrived here in the NW, but we don't want to scare it away. I love being out in the garden early in the morning, watering, checking things out, and my trusty coffee cup in hand. As the sun is raising it is my peaceful time before the days activities and work-ugh, begins. Here's to a great day!

Kris said...

I hope your heat wave breaks soon. I know how hard it is on the animals!!! We get quite hot here, but have not had it yet. So I am enjoying these cooler days. It will be triple digits soon. Usually by the 4th of July!
The flowers are beautiful!!!
XO Kris

missy max said...

Yup...life is amazing if you take the time to think about it..It is too often taken for granted...I, like the animals, much prefer the cold of winter..Your flowers are beautiful..nice pictures..

Anonymous said...

Watch Out! My chickie girls ripped right through the netting I had over my kale the other day - yum yum yum!

Katmom said...

A Heat Wave? not fair,,, we are on day #3 of rain w/thunder & lightening... when will we get some summer weather?
My lavender garden is having serious thoughts about living up here! lol!

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