The Trumpet Vine that's climbing up the weather vane that's seen better days.
Yes we actually had a storm hit us
last evening and we got
3/4 of an inch of rain.
I'm so happy.
That means I don't have to water
2 or 3 times today!
Yesterday morning I took my camera out
and took some pictures around
It was hard trying to find something
that looked nice as everything has
about dried up from the drought
but at least I got a few shots
I'm afraid we haven't been enjoying our
porch since spring as it's just
been way too hot.
You can see the dead looking grass
through the trellis.
The only plants that are doing well
are the petunia's I planted.
The perennials are looking pretty sick
with this heat.
This is how our
looks during a normal
This is what it looked like yesterday.
This is how the field across
the road normally looks
in the summer.
This is how it looks this year.
The farmer harvested the winter wheat
around mid June
but because of the drought
he has not planted a second crop.
Most of the corn planted in our area
has dried up and will only be good
The farmers with irrigation
are the only ones who will profit this year.
Our pastures and lawns
are yellow and crunch
when you walk on them.
The picture below is how they
normally look this time of year.
The only thing in the garden that's
holding it's own is the watermelon
and melon vines.
Below is the only watermelon
that's growing and it should be
HUGE by now!
These are rare heritage Kansas Melons
This one should be ripe soon.
At least the garden hasn't been a total
loss this year.
The tomato plants are HUGE
but we've only gotten
a few tomatoes from
2 plants out of the 10
Oh well....que sera sera.
(what ever will be will be)
Hopefully when the temperatures cool down
and we get more rain we'll be enjoying
BLT'S and fried green tomatoes soon.
I hope you're enjoying a beautiful summer.