Monday, August 24, 2015

August Garden...

"In summer, 
the song sings itself."

-  William Carlos Williams

In August even though the heat and humidity are oppressive, nature brings beauty and smiles...

Whites are my favorites for summer nights... they reflect the moonlight!

The lavender and pink crepe myrtles defy the heat of summer. The pink hydrangeas are drying on the bush to a mellow green. Zinnias and dianthus showing their colors!

Not sure who enjoys the zinnias more.. the butterflies or me! Loving the lavenders and purples in this year's garden!

My bell pepper and tomatoes are hanging on.. I may have enough for another round of homemade pepper jelly and fresh salsa!

Joining Judith over at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and Sue over at image-in-ing. Hope you will visit... there's an opportunity to meet new friends, view some interesting photos and learn about folks from all over the world.

Hope you have a week filled with lots of smiles and good things..Susan


  1. Gorgeous flowers and fabulous pictures. I do love crepe myrtles, but we don't have them here. Thanks for sharing these beauties.

  2. Just loe the photos of the butterflies. And my tomatoes are delicious too.

  3. Beautiful photos - lovely flowers!
    Thanks for linking up at

  4. We've had a couple of weeks of heat and humidity this summer in Ontario but for the most part, perfect summer weather. Love to see flowers and butterflies. I have an all white moon garden and it is pretty when the white flowers glow in the moonlight.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Susan.

  5. Dear Susan, you brought a smile to my face with your lovely photographs and your text. Summer is gorgeous!

  6. What a beautiful vibrant collection for August Susan. I love the butterflies too. Here we are getting a taste of Spring and it is very welcome!

  7. Hello Susan, your flowers are gorgeous. Love the quotation - it's so true that beauty is everywhere in summer.

  8. Who doesn't love zinnias and butterflies. I didn't plant any zinnias this year, makes me sad now. I come to from Mosaic Monday and I am glad that I stopped by to see your beautiful flowers. It is hot here, too, but very little humidity. Hot and dry.

  9. Wonderful! I love the zinnias and the butterflies.

  10. What an exquisite collage, Susan! I so enjoyed visiting the hot hues of this sizzling season, and on a cold, damp and dreary Toronto day like today, it was very soothing! Thanks for sharing.

    Merry Christmas, to you and yours!


  11. Gorgeous flowers and fabulous pictures. I do love crepe myrtles, but we don't have them here. Thanks for sharing these beauties.



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