Monday, June 6, 2011

My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose

My love is like a red red rose
Thats newly sprung in June;
My love is like the melodie
Thats sweetly playd in tune.
So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in love am I;
And I will love thee still, my dear,
Till a the seas gang dry.
Till a the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi the sun:
And I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only love
And fare thee weel, a while!
And I will come again, my love,
Tho it were ten thousand mile.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Let's Go With Red

We have had a long cold spring, but our temperatures are in the 90s F lately. It is definitely summertime weather.  The heat will probably curb the pelargonium's enthusiasm for bloom unless it has been bred to endure more heat. Night time temps are more favorable.  We will see.

Young Male Red-bellied Woodpecker
I'm usually outside working in the garden from the crack of dawn until about 9 a.m. Then it is time to go inside where it is cool.
I have to watch out for that cat.

Are you smiling yet?

Grapevine Sphere and Gerber Daisy

Purslane can take the heat. It needs full sun to open those pretty flowers. I have a few sunny spots in my mostly shade garden.
Purslane Close-up

Poker Primrose/Primula vialii Close-up

Fruit, Nuts, and Honey
On hot days I love fruit, nuts, and honey with a cold glass of milk. There is more than one way to beat the heat. Hubby cooks on the grill a lot. Think cool.

Hemerocallis 'Charles Johnson'