Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Not much longer.

Although my yard is mostly brown right now, I'm getting excited. Hopefully (cross fingers now) we'll only have one more month of this horrible heat and drought.

The leaves on the mimosa stay folded all day.











The Oleander, planted this Spring, is doing well. A couple of the small oleander bushes died, but most of them lived. The foliage on an established rose bush is still mostly green. I'm surprised at how well another rose bush, Mrs. Dudley Cross, is faring. I planted her this spring, and she's not growing right now, but she's still green.

3 Comments:

Blogger trey said...

r sorrell,

It was good to hear from you. I was afraid you dried up like the landscape in Austin. We are dry here, as we have had no rain for months. It is, however mild as far as the temperatures go. Today was in the mid 80’s. Hang in there, and soon the summer will be but a distant memory, and fall will come with cool breezes.

August 24, 2006 7:04 PM  
Anonymous M Sinclair Stevens (Austin) said...

Even my dependables (like the nandina and the crape myrtle) are withering away. If it's 30 days tomorrow, we'll be 3 times the average of 100+ degree days.

Will we ever have a year again when we're below average?

August 24, 2006 7:58 PM  
Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Can we last another month, R? The weather for last year's ACL fest was pretty bad, even in late September! All we can do is hope for a break.

Philo & I missed out on the "good old days" in Austin, since we arrived in July 1999, too late for the nice years. By now heat and drought should seem normal, but it doesn't. Eighties would be so nice.

Annie

August 27, 2006 8:22 PM  

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