Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Soft Summer Shower! :)

 Last night we had a soft Summer shower! :)
 It's one of many signs that reminds us Fall is just around the corner.

 As the sunny areas of the lawn are now brown, from the long run of Summer heat, ...
 the soft shower is refreshing! :)

 The shower greatly benefits the areas of the yard I don't bother watering, ...
 And gives me a break from my daily watering routine in the garden! :)

 The felines seem to find it refreshing too, and are playful! :)

 The hammock dries quickly this time of year, with the daily temps in the 70's and 80's! :) ...

 As does the deck, where Coal likes to lie! :) ...

When he's not laying in front of the French doors, taking in the morning sun! :)

With the long, wonderful string of Summer weather we've been enjoying, ... there's something very pleasant, and refreshing, about a soft Summer shower! :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

August Gifts! :)

 These August mornings hold an Autumn chill, lately. The cool nights and mornings have actually given me an opportunity to turn on the oven and bake some yummy foods! :)
 Happily, the days are in the 70's and 80's, (here in the Pacific NW), which is perfect for Summer fun! :)
 It doesn't take long for the sun to evaporate the morning mist, ...
 and feel it's warmth on our skin! :)
 For a moment, dew drops dangle and shimmer in the morning sun! :)

 August is full of good things, and whispers promises of more to come! :)

 The Mason bees have been busy filling tubes with next season's pollinators! :)
 The felines enjoy having pleasant weather to be out-and-about, following me around the yard! :)
 There's sweet corn-on-the-cobb to look forward to! :)

 Can't help but notice the first hint of Fall color beginning to appear.

I ended up placing the garlic in the greenhouse to dry! :)
 The cherry tomatoes ...

 and Juliet (Roma) are ripening now, and the beef tomatoes will begin to color soon! :)
Not only do my furry friends enjoy my company, in the Summer time, but I enjoy theirs! :)
August is packed full of gifts! :)