Sunday, April 10, 2011

It's Getting Hot!

In typical south Texas fashion, we are moving quickly to summer.
Ack!
Hot and humid and no rain.
Drought conditions.
I find myself in the garden in the early morning making sure all my babies 
are watered, the fountains cleaned and the water fresh for the birds and squirrels.


Mosaic Musashi's Garden



The trumpet vines are slowing down.


Mosaic Musashi's Garden



The Knockout roses are still knockouts.


Mosaic Musashi's Garden



One of my favorite garden ornaments is the snail.
Too bad all the snails in the garden don't look like this.

Thank you to Mary for being our Mosaic Monday hostess.

Wishing you WELL and a JOY filled week.

34 comments:

Barb said...

Your garden already looks like summer, Snap. I like your ornamental snail, too.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

It's gotten hot here also, Snap... We've been in the 80's for the past 2 days... That's summer weather for us..

Gorgeous collages.. Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

A Garden of Threads said...

Summer temperatures come early for you. Beautiful flower pictures, but I too love the snail. Enjoy your week and take care:)

Shelia said...

Lovely blooms! Happy Spring.
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping over,
Shelia ;)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful mosaic with such lovely and colorful flowers.

Carol said...

SO pretty, you'd never know there was drought. Gorgeous garden, love the snail!

ellen b. said...

Beautiful mosaic. We are now where near hot or humid here. Enjoy your week!

Vee said...

Yes, if all the snails looked so cute I'd not mind them at all. I have got to look into knockout roses. Everyone raves about them and they are always so beautiful. Hope that the temps lower enough to be pleasant and that a gentle shower or two comes your way.

Sherry Smyth said...

You have such a beautiful garden! We further up north have yet to reach "hot" temperatures but know they are on the way! Stay cool!! xo

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What an exquisite rose!

Jill Harrison said...

lovely mosaics of your beautiful garden - thank you for sharing.
You are entering summer, and we are just starting to leave it behind. It is raining here today - amazing after a long dry summer.

Roban said...

Your mosaic is lovely.... And your garden seems so peaceful. I would love to settle in with a good book (before it gets too hot and humid!).

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Texas doesn't waste ant time getting hot. I saw your temps...and heard about the fires. Not a good start to tje season. Garden pics are fantastic as usual, that rose sure is a knockout! xox Corrime

Anya said...

You have lots of flowers
Wow !!!!
Its here also (for us) warm ;)
22C for Dutch warm on april !!!

Enjoy from spring and your beautiful flowers.

((hugs))

Cezar and Léia said...

I love that snail as well!
Your collages are beautiful!
purrs and love
Luna and mommy Léia

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous mosaics. I like your snail. V

EG Wow said...

Yikes, you're worried about summer and it's barely spring here!

Love the bright colours of the flowers. They make fantastic mosaics.

Lavender Cottage said...

That is the prettiest snail I've ever seen and if the real ones looked like it, we'd never squish them. :-)
Judith

Shirley said...

Good morning and thank you for visiting! :) I was wondering about the trumpet vine in your area. Is it invasive in Texas, as I know it can be in some areas? Here in Edmonton we are lucky to have it overwinter. Do you have any photos of your vine?

Stay cool.

The Gardening Life

One said...

Hi! Your mosaics are interesting. You are right about the snail. It's such a delight to look at.

Naturegirl said...

Your Spring flowers are a knockout! Don't complain about the warm temps. as many of us are not so lucky..Spring is slowly coming back.
I know this to be true as I just returned from +90F temps to 9C Cold!
Enjoy your lovely temps in Texas!

DoanLegacy said...

Wow..wow..just glorious flowers, something I desperately wanted to see.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I heard about your recent hot weather in Texas! I hope we don't see weather in the 90s for a while yet because when it gets hot here it also gets humid.

I love that snail and your garden flowers are beautiful!

Pondside said...

You are so very far ahead of us up here! I can't wait to smell roses and feel real heat on the top of my head.

Sharon said...

I love your snail! He is very fashionable to say the least. Lucky you already in your garden. It i s again rainy and cold, can"t even start to work in the soil here.Ack!!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers. That dark pink rose is gorgeous.
Enjoy your evening.

Crafty Christina said...

Pretty! It reached 80 here today.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love knock out roses ...they are so pretty and long blooming. We are just beginning to warm up around here...I just hope it doesn't heat up too much!

Nicole said...

So jealous of all your floral pictures, Indiana is still drab and dreary... Great mosaics! :)

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Hmmm, the heat and humidity, lack of precipitation, all speak different things to you than to us Nor-Easterners! But, I can appreciate the very fact of extremes, it's just your extremes are extremely different than mine!!! I do love seeing your florals and growth *sigh*, it's medicine to me soul. Thanks for sharing.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Beautiful mosaics, Snap. It was hot up here, too, for a day or two before the cold front moved through. It's a comfortable 65 degrees as I write this.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi there and thanks for visiting my blog. Your flowers look lovely even if it is hot! I want to plant knock out roses this year...I can hardly wait to dig out some old shrubs and get them in the ground. You have inpsired me! ~Ann

Sherry said...

I love your mosaic turtle! He is so cute!~
Sherry

Julie said...

Beautiful shots! We are warming up too..but not too fast. :)