Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The dog days of summer are definately upon us... well at least for us here in Oklahoma. With tempertures well into the 100's and the heat index drastically high, making any constructive time to go outdoors and work in the garden has been close to impossible. I have managed to venture outdoors early in the morning before the sun has peeked itself over the horizon. The faint light from another day is such a peaceful time. I love to simply sit and listen to the world around me as it slowly starts to awaken.
Underneath the old elm where shade seems to find itself for a majority of the day, I have made an extra effort to see that ample water is showered. This gives a cool retreat to those who seek such things as the sun begins its climb high in the sky. My cats Sunny and Sweetie relax often in the moist earth during the warmer hours of the day in the afternoon. The birds also enjoy the escape.