I love my scare crows, pumpkins, flowers, hay bales as Autumn decor. It’s so inviting.
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. 😉
Goodbye August! Hello September!
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’s 104ºF (40ºC), 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. 😉 All our sunflowers seem to love this hot weather. They just keep smiling at us. 🌻🌻🌻
Happy Summer Solstice!
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. 🙂