Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Summertime is the best time...
With big heartfelt apologies to my readers in the U.K. (non-stop rain) and most of the U.S. (recent heat wave), I just have to scream in a bright happy voice…I LOVE SUMMER!!! Our weather the last two weeks has been the very definition of perfect, my definition at least. Blue skies and high temperatures in the 80’s (with only a small interruption of clouds and a few showers to keep the natives happy).
As is often the case here in the coastal PNW the big sprinkler in the sky was turned off on July 4th it’s been (almost) completely dry and sunny since. With a free afternoon hour last week I went a strolling through Pomarius in the NW Industrial area of Portland; it is such a magical place, especially on a sunny day.
As if our summer weather weren’t already enough to have me on a high I am extra excited because visiting my garden today will be Denise from A Growing Obsession, and KS from Gardenbook, along with a couple of ladies from New England that I’m excited to meet. Last year at this time I was preparing to pick up Pam (of Digging fame) at the airport and then spend a long weekend in Seattle at the Garden Bloggers Fling, this little garden party is a nice “anniversary” follow-up to that.
Also I am very excited to share that yesterday my garden was featured on Apartment Therapy! They're doing a new “Garden Tour” feature, styled after their very popular “House Tour” and Evita (The Happy Heathen) contacted me asking if I would consider having my garden on the tour, of course! Just a thought…but if you like this idea you might want to click on over there and give a little feedback, so they will want to keep the Garden Tours coming!
Ah...Summertime and the living is easy...