Just popping in today to say hey! It has been a different kind of summer here in my GEORGIA GARDENS this year.
Plenty Too Much rain has fallen upon us, temps lower then normal. But as normal, the humidity has been really high keeping me mostly out of the gardens. But I am out there when I see a break in the humidity. The handy beach umbrella keeps the shade upon my body to assist in keeping me cooler as I pluck weeds. The old Christmas rug, keeps my bum and knees happier!
The Saint presented me with a new Weed Eater! Have never had a straight poled one before so it has been a challenge getting the hang of this model.
The Elephant Ears continue to grow larger and larger with the plentiful rain falls.
We checked out the flooded Savannah River and spotted these beautiful plants amongst the water overflow.
Zooming in closer, I see some sort of Hibiscus maybe?
Of course I had to zoom into a bug eaten bloom! This happens when one cannot see the photo on the camera with full sunlight. ha.
This Heron was enjoying the flooded area.
I made a trek home to Tennessee to help my mom celebrate her Birthday! While there I enjoyed the deer that come into their yard each evening for snacks.
My parents and I enjoyed driving over this bridge. You just do not see many bridges as this anymore. My mom was a bit upset that I snapped this photo while driving. Sorry to scare ya mom but the conversation amongst you, dad and I was priceless...
I made a trek to the New Tiger Gardens and enjoyed some time relaxing by the pond with Tina and Farmer Fixit!
Their pond is full of wonderful things such as this frog!
And this one too as well as many more. They were not happy to have us interlopers near their home.
A dragonfly posed for a little photo op as well.
Back home in Georgia, I have enjoyed the window Hummingbird feeder immensely this summer. I have it on the window by the computer and the fur-baby's and I get a kick out of observing them having a sip. The blue in the background is the pool which has been an asset this summer as well.
We have found a few Geo-Caches when the humidity was not so brutal. Along the way we spotted this wild grape vine.
Full of Muscadine's just waiting for the pickings.
Don't know why we did not pick one and give it a try, Duh.
We have spotted lots of wildflowers while out geo-caching as well.
Purple and Yellow mingling together.
Another beautiful wildflower along a dirt road.
Love the cluster of tiny blooms.
And we have also enjoyed some time on our boat at the lake with a full pool for a change! This about sums up our SUMMER HAPPENINGS, In the Garden...
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