this summer has been extraordinarily hot and dry. yesterday, as i set about to tackle yard work, i sadly noted the leaves have prematurely begun to fall. to conserve water, we’ve let our otherwise lush, green lawn turn an unattractive khaki. of course, despite the drought, the multitudinous varieties of weeds on our property remain prolific. but my perennials have been worthy rivals. little troopers continuing to flourish amidst climatic adversity. and the most persistent of all? the lavender.
Grosso, Hidcote, Italian, Munstead, Spanish. all happily blooming. all attracting eager, fuzzy, equally happy bees. walking by the gardens, i took in the heavenly scent and watched the bees bounce industriously from plant to plant. after a few minutes of observation, my heart felt uplifted. i burst into a big grin and jumped on the tractor to mow the dead grass. hee-ha!
a few photos shot in Sequim, WA lavender fields, out on the dramatically beautiful Olympic Peninsula. the bee on my home page header idles around the head of a Spanish lavender in my backyard garden.