The big news out there this week is that our friend Bart is back!
Bart the Bat spends his Summers with us, living on the underside of our upper deck. (For some back-story to him, please click here. Mom even named one of her bags after him!) Anyway - hi, Bart! Welcome home and please eat lots of mosquitoes!!!
Down to the yard we go!
|Run and stretch!|
All the sedum plants I showed you before are looking good - and look at how tall the Blue Dune Grass is!
I've pretty much learned not to jump off the retaining walls now. But did you notice the training lead? Apparently there are rules about going under the lower deck and behind the bushes.
Yes, like that. We aren't supposed to do that. Who knew? My brothers are right, though. Doing a cute pose afterwards erases it from Mom's mind. Like this:
Oh, those are the lavender plants down there. Want to go check them out?
There is a pink one, then there are some purple ones! They've taken off like crazy this year, so Mom is very happy!
Here I am, looking at the lavender from another angle.
No, of course I wasn't thinking about jumping off the retaining wall! How could you even think that?
Here is the Creeping Red Thyme:
It's pink. I just don't get that!
Behind me is the Butterfly Weed! Let's turn around, then sit and admire it for a minute.
You can click here for a close-up, if you'd like.
Oh. Ready to move along?
Here's a close-up of one of our Day Lilies:
Just up from where those are is a pretty Fountain Grass:
Mom asked me to pose for a couple portraits, so I did this:
Mom thought I looked toasty and suggested we should head inside.
I hope you feel nice and serene after touring our back yard! One more pose ...
... and it's time to head into the air-conditioning for a drink of water and a nap!
Stay cool and stay serene!