Over the Fourth of July weekend, the heat and high humidity cracked down on us, and we had four fairly miserable days. But then on Saturday night came a booming thunderstorm that knocked out the power in some towns—not ours, thank goodness—and also knocked out the heat.
Now the weather is delightful. Yesterday was warm and sunny but not too hot, and the night was so cool that we had to close the windows when we went to bed. Blankets were in order, and I was actually chilly when I woke up.
Today promises to run the same course. In my memories, this is how Maine summers once were all the way through September, with maybe a few hot, humid days at the end of July.
How long this delightful weather will last I do not know. But I’ll take it, and tonight will definitely be a patio night.
My gardens are July gardens, where there is actually a bit of color—primarily yellow—tucked in among the green. Here is a view of the front yard.
Several readers asked if I have astilbe in my gardens. Yes, I do, in the few patches of moist shade that I have in my beds. Astilbe is such a delicate, ethereal flower, one of my favorites.
Hostas are not known for their beautiful blooms, but this one might be the exception to that rule.
Here’s another shot of the ferns, hostas, and a daisy. Just because.
Finally, out back to the patio, where the evening primroses—or sundrops, if you will—are in glorious bloom by the fountain.
Ah, Summer! Such a beautiful season even when it’s too hot.