I am soooo over summer. I know I come on here every week and complain. I know people in parts of our country are flooded and facing horrific situations and in the grand scheme of things the fact that most of my flowers and trees are struggling to stay alive, is minor.
But still, I put a lot of time, effort and money into these flower beds and I am trying to do everything I can to keep them alive. We have had weeks and weeks without rain, temperatures in the high 90's and 100's. The lawn crunches when you walk on it.
Every morning, I rotate sprinklers every 30 minutes. They are small sprinklers, so they put out a lot of water in a small area. This takes a couple of days to go through all my flower beds and by the time I'm finished, those are the beginning of the loop are wilted and struggling again.
During one of my sprinkler moving sessions, I happened to look up and see Coco kitty watching me. She was perched peeking through the porch rails. Her front paws a little dirty from her garden digging.
And before you ask if I painted my house blue, no I didn't. This is our neighbor's house. Coco has taken a liking to their porch. Perhaps she knows the blue background shows off her colors especially well. Much better than our white house.
For my artsy photo, I used Topaz Labs Plugin.