This week has been another hot one. 

 Some of my plants aren’t faring as well as others but there are still plenty churning out the blooms. 

I had to do a lot of weeding and deadheading this week but it’s all good,

as long as I can garden,

 I am not complaining. 

 

Too soon I will be indoors watching it snow and wishing I was out in the yard working up a sweat over spent flowers and weeds.   

One of the things I find myself doing in August is realizing  the end of summer is almost here,

 

 

so I spend a little more time absorbing the garden and how great it is to be out there. 

 

I hope you are enjoying these dog day afternoons as well. 

 

~”Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.”
~Russel Baker
 

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Garden Blogger’s Blooms Day is hosted by Carol on her blog May Dreams Gardens

Although, I too have the August issues, I still have a lot going on in my garden.   Many of the full bright flowers have faded, but there are still stome stars shining among the dried leaves and parched flowers. Here are a few of them. 

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The weather here is finally feeling like summer although it is winding down to fall, so I intend to absorb every last bit of my flowers and garden while I still can.  Fall is beautiful here but the winter is so looooonng. 

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Enjoy the rest of August!

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Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Russell Baker