...... for the heat..... It has been hot, hot, hot here as it is in many parts of the country. We are up early to do what needs to be done outside. Then it is all we can do to make it through the day - all of us including the animals who are smarter than humans. They just lie in one place motionless. The sheep graze all night long and sleep all day.
Although I am all about color, at this time of the year around me in my garden there are plenty of things blooming that are white. When I look at the photos, they make me feel cooler than I really am with a fan blowing on me as I type on my heated up lap-top.
So for all of you trying to escape the heat, here are some cool feeling farm and garden scenes that will hopefully make you feel a bit cooler than the temperature really is.
I have a rooster bell outside my mudroom door. The idea for it was since there was no doorbell, someone might ring the rooster. I think in 13 years, one person has figured it out.
The other day, a beautiful white moth was sleeping on the bell for hours. Good thing I noticed. I love the transparency and the delicate folds of the wings. Such a gorgeous fragile creature.
Our house came with a Korean dogwood. This year it is covered in an unbelievable number of blossoms. The bugs have already gotten to them but they are gorgeous all the same.
Lambs ears and ladys mantle - two of my favorite carefree garden flowers at this time of year.
What would June be in New England without white daisies blooming along the roadside.
When The Farmer and I got married, we had coffee cans wrapped in tin foil full of daisies along my Mom and Dad's driveway leading people up to the garden festivities. Twenty eight years ago this weekend - wow! Good thing I didn't go to TNNA (the big needlework trade show). Instead, the three of us will all do the Amherst Common Farmers Market together. Twenty eight years ago we had a Greek Lamb Roast for our wedding celebration. Twenty eight years later we are giving our community the opportunity to cook our lamb and help to keep the New England family farm tradition alive.