Sunday, July 29, 2012

In the Garden-heat ma'am!



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Impatiens by Jeffrey T. Larson
For more of his work see here

My refuge from the summer time heat is our courtyard garden...protected from the sun and planted with shade loving impatiens.  This year, however, there is no refuge...my impatiens are surrendering to this year's heat wave.  I hurriedly took a few photos of our summer's last blooms













Ready to close the gate on this hot summer...
for hopefully fall is right around the corner




12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Look at your pretty birdbath!
Try to stay cool(ish?),
MK

Jennifer C. Webb said...

want the much "cooler" bird bath from Boxwoods ha

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Glimpses of your courtyard always make me happy! Sorry about the impatiens this year..... pretty sad when even they start to dry up! :)

deb* said...

you're right--it does look so cool and inviting--love the photos!

kayce hughes said...

beautiful!

pve design said...

If I were your neighbor, I would be at your gate daily.
That lion, those bricks, that gate....hmmm a calm oasis.
pve

Gail, in northern California said...

Jeffrey T. Larson. The women in his life are lovely, aren't they? He sees such beauty in their everyday chores...from pinning sheets to a clothesline to kneading bread....all are graceful and painted with love.
Extraordinary artist.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Gail: I keep coming back to his images...he celebrates everyday life in such a beautiful way

I Dream Of said...

Such a gorgeous shade spot to while away a few free summer moments. A class of iced tea or cold rosé and a visit with friends or quiet thoughts. I'm sorry you've been so beaten by the heat in your neck of the woods. On our coast, it's as if summer keeps checking out - today is as cool and gray as early spring. Sending some of our cooler temperatures your way! XO

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Your courtyard is really beautiful, private and serene. It reminds me of a secret garden. What do you have growing on the walls? Is that creeping fig, ficus? I love it all!
Cheers,
Loi

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Thanks Loi: yes that is creeping fig with evergreen clematis above. Hope your gorgeous landscaping is surviving the heat this year...your blue garden is no doubt soothing for summertime

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Wish we could grow creeping fig here in DC....think it is too cold. Really love this!
L

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