Actually, that’s not true. I’m just a lot happier when it has rained recently, since we’re getting blazing heat with no relief here at the moment. (Okay, we got a sprinkle about five minutes ago, which just barely wetted the stones around the pond. That doesn’t help.)
I’m still amazed, however, at how much life there is in the garden, even when some of the plants are getting a little wilty.
This cute little guy was down on the ground near the corner of a bed. (The black thing in the corner is a shred of landscape fabric–I’ve been tearing that crap up all year.)
I don’t begrudge the circle of life and all, but I would have liked at least ONE caterpillar to make it.
And apparently I was wrong about being the only one who likes nasturtiums. This swallowtail had crammed his entire upper body into the flower.
Since I’m about to go out of town again, I watered down the garden before I went, just in case we get another week with no rain. The garden can survive that kind of drought, but there’s enough new plants in there that haven’t gotten a chance to establish yet—and of course the vegetables!—that I feel better giving everybody a good soaking before I go.