Not much happening on the riding front unless you count hubby teaching more classes. We rode the bikes to coffee and back last Saturday and Max turned over 8,000 miles on the odometer when we rode to Mary's Peak two weeks ago. That ride was detailed in my June 17th post. Doesn't seem like many miles when you consider I've had it for two years.
Sunday it started to rain and by Thursday it stopped and Friday temperatures climbed into the 90's with no transition period. A little too warm for comfort.
I took the opportunity of some down time to take a few pictures of what is blooming in the yard and a bit of the garden art. Just for fun I used the 'pin hole' feature on the camera for most of them. These were taken last Saturday and this morning.
|(Geranium in a tricycle)|
|(Pink Guara and sunflower art - jasmine blooming on the lattice in the background)|
|(Mushroom art hiding among the Guara)|
|(Tiki torch among the buddleia and ornamental grasses)|
|(Lilies under the pergola)|
|(Lily - camera set to 'super macro')|
|(Oak Leaf Hydrangea)|
|(Old time bicycle under the Forest Pansy Redbud - no flowers in the basket yet)|
|(Basil sleeping in his favorite spot - his grass - he is there right now)|
The lawn is still fairly green. Our warm spell/heat wave is supposed to last all week. I anticipate a brownish lawn by Friday. We typically do not water our lawn in the summer, but choose to let it go dormant instead. We use our water resources to keep the trees and shrubs alive. We are on city water and our monthly bill historically will double during the summer.
We have a long weekend coming up next week so maybe we'll get out on the bikes if we want to dodge holiday traffic. We normally stay off the roads during national holidays. Especially big drinking holidays like the 4th of July.
Safe travels to all out riding.
- Au Revoir
"A Morning-Glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books." - Walt Whitman