It's been pretty hot here in Eastern New Mexico and we've had very little rain this summer. We have an inground sprinkler system in the back yard but I tell ya, it's not cheap to pay for water! We only run it when we absolutely HAVE to....lol
The phlox have been blooming for a few weeks, but now they are beginning to slow down. Probably because of the heat
As you can see, we have a few dry spots in the grass. The biggest one is in front of the Rose Cottage....the sprinklers are blocked a little by the phlox. H is hand watering the dry area's almost daily but it isn't helping a lot because of the heat.
We have lots of tree's in the back yard and they are doing a pretty good job of keeping everything under them pretty green.
The hanging fern baskets have to be watered daily.
Here's a close up of my new Bumble Bee wind chime. Tractor Supply had this discounted over the week end and I couldn't resist picking this pretty yellow one for the back yard.
With the windows & doors open in the Rose Cottage we are still able to enjoy a glass of wine in there in the late afternoon. We also have a couple of fans in there that can be turned on if needed.
I plan to share the inside of the Rose Cottage in an upcoming post.
In our area, it cools down enough in the evening that we can enjoy sitting in the yard
You can see the back porch from the Rose Cottage.....
If you missed my post sharing all the details about the back porch.....
Here's a link to it...http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2022/07/midsummer-back-porch.html
I'm thrilled that you came by for a visit.....