29 days of 100+ weather. 29. It's only July!! Summer isn't even half over! This is not Phoenix folks, it's Austin. Not just a measly 100 either - I am talking 104, 105, 106 or more. Plus a 2 year drought - not just any old drought, but the most exceptional, ground dried up, resevoir shrinking, tree cracking, farmer suffering, critters dying of thirst type drought. And today it is 104 and the wind is blowing hot and dry, sucking the moisture out of anything in it's path. And I am trying to grow a garden. Am I freaking insane?!? Clearly, I am. And it's bloom day.HAhahahha!! hehe.. ha..Sigh. Nice. Well, lets see if I can rustle up some bloomage....
Four Nerve Daisy:
Purple Salvia greggi:
Tropical Milkweed (notice the butterfly that flew into the image while I was taking the photo on the left):
Coral Nymph Salvia:
Big red sage:
That's all I've got. They say there is a 20 percent chance of rain starting on Saturday. I have my chicken feathers and turquoise at the ready, now if only I could remember the proper sequence of steps to perform a successful raindance...