Wednesday, July 29, 2015


I feel a little wilted today, but thankfully the Zinnias like it hot. It seems the hotter it gets, the more they thrive. They are like okra with beautiful blossoms.

Today was the deadline for my column. I had the first draft written last week (I was on a roll), but when I looked at it today, it seemed ragged as a beggars jacket.

I must have written and rewritten the column a half dozen times before it got close. When Jilda read over it, she found a number of issues.

So it was back to the drawing board. A few hours later, I was sick of it and sent it on its merry way.

Afterwards, I put on my walking shoes and went outside. Long before I reached the barn, it looked as if I'd entered a wet tee shirt contest...actually, that conjured up a picture that is better left in the mind's closet.

On the way back to the house, I passed the garden and the row of Zinnias that Jilda planted. She'd posted a beautiful picture of them on her blog a few days ago, but I decided to do a copycat tonight and shoot one for mine.

The weekend is supposed to be cooler. Let's hope the weatherman is not on crack.


  1. Those flowers do well in the heat for sure.

  2. Anonymous8:50 PM

    I need a cooler weekend, too!!

  3. It's 95 degrees here in Portland, so your cool flowers are a delight to look at. Thanks.

  4. Beautiful color, I say that often, but I do love the mix.
    Thank goodness my deadlines are self imposed now. But I do remember dead lines for lesson plans, and house closings. (smile).

  5. I think zinnias are my favorite flower. And so easy to grow. I enjoy your blog every evening; thanks.

  6. A weatherman on crack! That would sure explain a few things about some weather forecasts world wide.

    Ms Soup

  7. Hope it cooled down some. Pretty zinnias under the hot sun. How do they stay so fresh?
    I better go out there do do more trimming on the tall cedar hedge while it's cool.

  8. The flowers are beautiful. Nice they don't mind the heat and wonderful too that you have such a nice place to take a walk.

  9. Weathermen are on crack:) Glad you completed your post and I am sure it is good. Your flowers are beautiful and so nice to look at on such a hot day

  10. The heat wilts us body, mind, and soul. I am certain your article will be fine.


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