Back in the days before central air (the dark ages), an afternoon nap was mandated. We would lie down while Mother read to us. Soon she would be asleep, and we would be restless and anxious to get outside again.
Today, any work that needs to be done outside must be finished by noon. This morning I mowed and moved the pots seen in this picture. So it looks much more manicured now. Coral Drift Roses still blooming. If they are deadheaded, they will bloom until frost.
The bright red of Strawberry Fields Gomphera (Gomphrena haageana) draws attention like a neon sign. They are native to Texas and Mexico and are strong reseeding annuals. Away from the yard, they pop up around the compost heap.
Pink Coneflowers (Echinacea) attract butterflies, who like to land on their dome shape.
So thankful for A/C, shade, and iced tea.
“Both the cockroach and the bird would get along very well without us, although the cockroach would miss us most.” Joseph Wood Krutch