Oh, for almost the entire summer
Ohio outdoor life truly has been unbearable!
It's been much too hot to want to even go out in it.
(I'm a baby and can't take that kind of high heat and humidity.)
But Glory Be - yesterday turned a mite cooler.
It's is absolutely GLORIOUS weather right now:
bright blue cloudless sky, cool breeze - just nearly perfect.
Poem source here.
I just really needed it to get cooler!
It's still SUMMER, but there's that hint in the air right
now that tells us that autumn won't be TOO terribly far off.
The days are slowly getting shorter and shadows are getting longer.
Yes, it is definately WAY too soon to be decorating for fall...
but transitioning, well, yes, it is happening at the nest slowly.
Leave it to the retail bloggers, retail stores and the magazines
to fill us with autumn - for us reg'lar folks it's just way too soon.
Yes, I do mean to savor summer
now that (thankfully) it isn't unbearable now to enjoy it.
(At least for right the time being, anyway, this too can revert!)
Summer's bright hues all too soon give way to the muted
fading transitional colors of autumn....
I was able to tackle a bit of overgrown weeds in the garden,
I washed the kitchen windows inside and out.
I even opened up the master bedroom windows
to let in some wonderful fresh air!
Hubs washed our new car inside and out,
shared some of our garden bounty with neighbors
and planted THREE Limelight Hydrangea bushes
in the back corner of our yard for me.
The deer or something munched on 'em pretty badly last night,
or I'd have been delighted to show you pics.
But we're NOT giving up on those lovely bushes.
Thing is, our insatiable and starving deer herds have never
eaten up any of our other hydrangea before
so not sure what's goin' on...very upsetting....
but we is "aimin' to succeed" wif 'dem Limelights
and when there's a will, there is a way!
Anyway, the lavender always seems to do quite well here.
We sure needed a break from that heat
to get back outside and stretch and work and breathe in oxygen....
Fresh Oxygen. Does a mind AND soul well.....
How about you?
Have you any reprieve from the blasting heat
of summer yet, in your neck of the woods?
Don't forget I'm giving away a teaup & saucer set
along with its matching milk jug/creamer at the end of the month.
Enter the giveaway here!
(No purchase necessary, lol!)
As always, thank you for your visit.
Hugs and prayers@