Summertime heat in the south is oppressive. The humidity makes the air seem drinkable. The sun beats down without respect of persons yet life thrives in the heat of the day. The dog days of summer are upon us. Shortly after noon I walked to our mailbox to pick up the day’s mail and found these beauties along the way.
Soon this lacy cypress vine will be covered in tiny, red, trumpet-shaped flowers hummingbirds will feast upon. The heart-shaped leaf is also part of a vine that will be covered in similar flowers.
Shrooms thrive in spite of the heat…tucked away in shady places. These are growing in an old tire where potatoes used to grow.
Very little else lives around this one…the recent rains we’ve had is all that has kept all our grass looking like this. Yet the mushroom is happy.
After seeing this one on Facebook a friend commented she could almost see the pixies living under this mushroom. I told her they took off as soon as they saw my phone pointed in their direction. They are speedy little creatures. Such rich color!
Just behind our mailbox in the edge of the woods I caught a glimpse of purple. It was a lone sweat pea blossom…
Hummingbirds love these bright beauties…I’ve heard them called “lady’s jewels”.
I thought these were especially nice…
Our herbs are still thriving…thank you, Jesus.
Of all our gardens this one is least affected by the triple digit temperatures…:)
Until next time…
Be tuff ! The “dog days” of summer can be wuff ! ~ unknown ~