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 So, it is really hot here. Like 90+degrees every damn day.This, in and of itself, is not unusual, except that the mercury hasn’t dipped below 82degrees for like, four months. And that’s at night.We are used to long-hot-summers. We wrote the book (thank you William Faulkner & Tennessee Williams), but this is s-t-r-e-c-h-i-n-g it.The sidewalks are […]

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  • Art and Sand - Your dahlias are lovely and a Pimms Cup is such a nice treat in the heat.ReplyCancel

  • House Crazy Sarah - I don’t even know what those flowers are, but they are bee-utiful! And hey, Colorado is getting a good dose of flooding – something y’all might be a little familiar with down there in NOLA?ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - They’re Dahlia’s (they come in many colors and forms- I only have a few). ANd I know about Colorado- Are you Okay? PS: Take a look at yesterday’s post about a Designer Showcase House in Cashiers, NC that I was a part of. Just up your alley.ReplyCancel

  • Krisztina Williams - Beautiful flowers! Come up to Maryland – it’s actually chilly this week!ReplyCancel

  • Kim M - Just amazing. I guess some things do well in that heat! I hope they’re on pinterest…such pretty pics!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - You know, they’re not….. I’m an idiot. On my way to pin. Thanks for the stop by and the heads-up. I can use all the advise I can get.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Looks like your garden is getting bigger. Gorgeous flowers and photography, I like Lady Darlene. I never had a Pimm’s cooler and the whole special southern drinks thing like sweet tea, etc. intrigues me.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - The garden is sadly the same size, but different things pop up all year! Pimm’s Cup is EVERYWHERE! Next time your out have one on me. I be there in spirit.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - I always think I’d like long hot summers, but it was 95 when we were in New York in July, and that was too hot for me so I’ve stopped grumbling quite so much about our Scottish weather. Pity we couldn’t share the weather out more evenly though…

    Your dahlias are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - You’re in Scotland????? OMG!!!!!! I SO want to visit! I love everything scottish- the food, the weather, the geography, the homes/castles, the people, the accent, the….. (Have I over done it?)ReplyCancel

  • Cathy - I love the photos of your flowers. They are gorgeous.

    You can grow such different and colorful flowers in the south than we can’t up north. Whenever I travel in the south I get jealous of the specimens I can’t plant up here. But then I remember the beauties we do have, and that this world is big enough to have different species around the world that are beautiful for us to enjoy.

    I love this post. Oh, it’s in the high 60’s here today. Fall is here early…

    • A Pleasant House - You CAN grow Dahlia’s up North. They just won’t last in the garden as long )must cut early) and as for your weather- I’m jealous. It too damn hot down here.ReplyCancel

Summer’s are never long enough.They are usually hot.These two observations are obvious.Your welcome.What’s not as o-b-v-i-o-u-s is the universal need to have it be done already.Here’s my run-down:      ~ My children are all grown and gone, and I miss the summer fun. You know- the moments when you are out of ideas and you […]

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  • Susie Brown - Love it! I like the part about locking kids up and that you can blog about anything you want. That is the way I feel too. I just posted an article about kids moving out!!!ReplyCancel

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  • bookworm - Oh girl, you have me envious with the Meyer Lemons and the figs (neither of which grow here in upstate NY – well, you can grow the lemons here indoors if you have enough light, which I don’t, and you have to go through all kinds of conniptions to grow figs outdoors here, which I won’t. So…where was I? Yes, the heat and summer thing. OK, come to upstate NY if you want to escape summer. We’ve only reached 90 three times this year, we did have a couple or three weeks of misery in July but then it went away and – oh, let’s see – today our high was 77. So there!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - That sounds very nice- a heat fit for humans. I’m actually in NE Ohio as I write this and the weather here is COLD! I’ll send you some lemons. I’m not kidding! Private Message me with your address. They won’t be ripe till Nov.ReplyCancel

  • Kerry B - New Orleans is our favorite place to visit… ever. love it. jealous of your gardens,,, esp the figs. yum! And hot flashes suck!!!!!!! sorry:(ReplyCancel

  • Sophie Bowns - I loveeee pesto!
    I want some heat. It seems that our British summer is over now, but we’ll see!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I can’t wait to craft my pesto. I usually use whatever is ready to peak, or flower and then grind away with a little oil/garlic/ and love. Yummy!!! I’d love to experience a British summer- I’ve only been in your glorious country in the autumn. Thanks for stopping by! I luv love from across the pond!ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - I keep telling myself: one day closer to winter…ReplyCancel

     I have a girlfriend that really wanted Passion Vine at the base of her fence. She loved the flowers and delicate scent. She heard the plant attracted butterflies- and don’t we all like butterflies?      It would wind it’s way through her wrought-iron trellis and gently drape over the top spires adding a […]

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