I have to tell you...as a gardener, I am pretty frustrated with the whole thing.
But, this morning, when I was checking out some of my favorite blogs, I came to Caroline's post at The Shovel-Ready Garden. She reminded us all to 'Look Closely', and see what's good in the garden....not what's burned to a crisp.
So, I grabbed my camera and went out to look closely.There, right outside the door, is the plumbago. It is blooming its heart out right now. And a Cyclamen, blooming since Christmas. I thought these were cool weather plants.
Yesterday, we broke a string of 100+ degree days, at sixteen in a row. The temperature stayed in the 90s. It's going back up today, but, the forecast has some chance of rain next week.
So, whether you're here in crispy Central Texas, or somewhere in the soggy Northeast, go out there and see what beauty you have, if you just 'Look Closely'.