Autumn Is On Its Way

August comes officially to an end and so does the meteorological Summer, which differs from the astronomical End of Summer on September 21, this year. But here in North Texas, we will notice the difference a little bit later. The next days and weeks, we still will experience days in the low to mid 90s. Yeah, for us it still will feel like Summer. πŸ˜‰

Mammoth sunflower in our garden, in Summer 2013

Goodbye August! Hello September!


Hiking In The Arbor Hills Nature Preserve In August

In August, the Prairie seems dry and burned from the hot Summer sun. But looking closer, we still can still see the beauty within it. Drought resistant plants like this weather. And the butterflies and other insects like the flowers provided for them this time of the year.

2018, In The Garden

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio Glaucus)

Several years back, while Kevin took the clothes out of the dryer he said that there is a big butterfly hanging around my Mexican sunflowers. I might want to check it out. When I looked out the patio door, I saw a big Tiger Swallowtail fluttering around my flower bed. Quickly I grabbed my camera and captured a couple of photos. This was the first time, Kevin and I saw an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in our backyard. What a beautiful sight.


It Is Summer In Texas πŸŒžβ›±οΈπŸŒ΄πŸ‘’

It’s 104ΒΊF (40ΒΊC), babe! The last several days, we’ve reached three digits. But today, we made it to the 40 degree Celcius mark. It was sizzling warm outside. But for tomorrow’s events, it suppose to be ten degrees cooler. That’s called a “cold front” in Texas. πŸ˜‰ All our sunflowers seem to love this hot weather. They just keep smiling at us. 🌻🌻🌻

2018, In The Garden

The Tiger Lily & The “Autumn Beauty”

I’m not physically feeling well, today. But I couldn’t stay in bed and in the house all day either. So I walked around my raised beds to see what’s growing and in bloom. Sitting in the house is uncomfortable and depressing. Even when I couldn’t stay outside for long, at least the fresh blooming Tiger Lily and the “Autumn Beauty” Sunflower put a smile in my face. πŸ™‚