“Work or Sleep?”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
We have had another day of rain. Hallelujah! Yesterday we received another .7 inches of much needed rain. Not only is the rain good for the plants, it does help cool things off a bit which makes it a little more pleasant for the humans. The rain, however hasn’t stopped the activity in the garden. The birds, bees and butterflies are still very active even if this gardener isn’t.
The bees have been very busy visiting the cashmere bouquet. I haven’t seen too many honeybees around, just bumble bees. I mostly see the honeybees at the birdbaths during the peak of the day’s heat, but the bumble bees are out among the flowers all day long. Such hard workers. They love the pink vitex and the agapanthas, too. Butterflies are all over the place now that the weather has warmed up so much. It is so difficult to photograph them since they never are still very long.
Of course, with all the recent rain, the frogs have been singing almost constantly. The little tree frogs are all over the place and are still staying inside any flower that will hold them. Here is one peeking out of a daylily.
Not every creature in the garden is active as the bees, etc. Rusty, the garden cat, knows how to deal with the summer heat – find a shady spot and sleep the heat away.
So with the rain and the heat keeping me from working in the garden, a mid day nap sounds awfully nice.