Charlie knows there is something stirring down there. Moles are now very active since we are the only green yard around.
Charlie decided to just sit down and enjoy the shade. That red flag below marks a mole trap. Tom is more determined but so far not more successful.
Tom cut out the old canes on the raspberries and got the new canes tied up.
All the beds around the lower lawn got some sprucing up.
There's still plenty of pretty.
Lots more was hauled out of these beds.
I did some work today along the path down to the deck.
They were ready to be planted. I did some excavating and found room for them.
Tom got the deck swept while I planted and snipped and cleaned out all of the bird baths.
Things are still looking good across the front of the house.
Over by the greenhouse, the tomato plants are huge and tomatoes have been ripening.
Here in the hot part of the yard is where August shows the most.
After our parties were over Tom stopped putting extra water on the grass. The sprinkler system keeps up where it's shady, but here the grass is suffering.
I did a lot of cleaning our here in the rose bed too, and cut the roses back hard. They are beginning to do some re blooming.
Tom did some clipping and deadheading up on the bank. At this point we just want to remove anything that goes brown.
There is still some color from the annuals and phlox.
We spend a lot of time on the patio now. While the view from my chair isn't great on the sunny side
And in the middle too.
It's 4:30 on Tuesday, August 13th, and the temperature has just reached 87 degrees. These are the dogs days of summer. Dogs stay in the shade. I will be doing the same. :-)