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Saturday, August 18, 2012
Gardens in August
In the past week, the days and nights have been humid, sticky, with threats of rain. No rain comes, just misty moments or tiny showers, nothing that will nourish the grass, trees and plants. It's dry.
Our garden is parched and brown; nothing exciting or colorful is growing here. But just down the road in my sister's and brother-in-law's gardens, flowers are blooming. Look at their lilies.
Their vegetable patch is flourishing; beets, beans, Swiss chard and cucumbers are all doing well.
Their hydrangea is blue and healthy, blooming with enthusiasm. Micro-climates within a local area amaze me. How is it one yard can do so well and another, not so far away, does not? I suppose it has to do with the soil's composition and perhaps...with the gardener. Possibly, they're simply better at gardening than I am.
Whatever the reason for the differences, I am grateful they allow me to capture photos and to enjoy their lush flowers and thriving gardens.
I love to be near their flowers.
All photos are mine and were taken after a flash shower.
All flowers belong to my sister and brother-in-law.