It's gloomy outside, threatening rain, and the forecast says to expect thundershowers. And, it's very hot and humid to boot. As you can imagine, it's not a very nice day to be outside or to take photos but that's what I did. While many of my plants are suffering in the heat, I have a few that seem to be doing fine. Hello, lilies and morning glories! \(^.^)/ This is what they looked like this morning in my garden.
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity! It has been a season of short trips, routine health checks, serious gardening, and, of course, the usual house chores and work preparations. It's all good though so I have no complaints!
As we returned home from one of our trips, we dropped by Tonbo Garden in southern Osaka Prefecture to visit the hydrangea garden. Unfortunately, many of the plants were suffering from the heat (it hit 35°C that day) and lack of water (the rainy season was short this year) and we wished we had visited sooner. Regardless, we were impressed with the park and the hydrangea garden, and have made plans to visit next year. There is a large rose garden as well but it was too rippin' hot to walk over to check it out! Maybe next time.
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