Today is my anniversary. I've been in this house three years, today. Maybe it's the long days of sanding plaster, painting trim, digging holes, and spreading manure, but it seems like a really long time ago. It feels like home.
2:05pm - There is talk of setting a record here for the most days above 90 in the month of June. I remember the year I moved into this house. We were over 100 that July for 19 consecutive days. Coldest winter in a long time, longest heat wave in decades, something weird is happening this year. Thank goodness the AC is working again.
Castor Beans don't mind the heat.
The Malva Zebrina is blooming in spite of the Japanese Beetles.
Joe Pye Weed has buds.
And from the street, the house is less visible each day as the blooms take center stage.
It's 91 degrees. No rain expected. The potager was watered for an hour with the sprinkler this morning before work. It's hot out there.