When you go outside it feels like an oven. If the wind blows, it feels like your standing in front of a hair dryer. It's a humid heat and a few minute outside will absolutely wilt you.
The garden has suffered. Things are just barely hanging on no matter how much water they're given. The heat is just too much! A few flowers (the begonias, the false sunflowers) have continued to bloom seemingly with no ill effects. But even the herbs are looking "tired".
But then I look back at winter posts and the snow that covered the garden and how we longed for warmth. I guess we got our wish!
I'm sharing one of the snow posts from last winter . . . . just looking at the garden blanketed in snow and I'm instantly cooled.
Although it does snow on the prairie in the winter, for the most part winter is brown not white. Christmases, too, are rarely white on the prairie and so when Thursday we got first rain, then sleet and finally snow, the White Christmas that everyone yearns for came to be.
The breakfast room looks out over the back garden and it was transformed from winter brown to winter white.
We have several feeders at Linderhof as well as a heated bird bath. The potting shed sits in the corner wearing a hat of snow.
We throw seed on the ground for the ground feeders -- the juncos, the doves although other birds will also feed on the ground.
We enjoy the garden in all seasons but think that the winter garden with it's covering of snow is magical.
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