But despite certain tolls in the garden, it really is starting to feel more like summer. Emma and Chloé finished their classes last Friday. Now they only go in on days they have exams.
I have to work extra hard to accomplish things in the studio between acting as taxi driver, pool lifeguard and lunch monitor. Aside from those extra daily duties now, I really find my focus goes out the window as soon as others are in the house. I have to work on that.
Here's a little tour of my garden this week (some pre- and some post-rain):
|The peonies bowing down to the turtle were the ones I had to cut. Note the lovely Meeko-proof irrigation sculpture.|
|Peony 'Duchesse de Nemours'|
|Oriental Poppy 'Princess Victoria Louise' behind a Meeko-proof fence|
|Poppy smushed by the rain, not Meeko|
|This would be the perfect reading spot if the bench wasn't so darn uncomfortable. |
It's hard to find weather-proof garden furniture that's comfy.