Welcome to austinagrodolce … My family and I garden with more intention and enthusiasm than allocated budget or overall design plan. It shows. Wildlife populations don't seem to notice our lack of cohesive design, they just like the native plants here. It seems by growing local we've thrown out a welcome mat. Occasionally, we're surprised at who (and what) shows up.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Eye to the Sky

I at least tried to get some sort of a shot of the recent super/perigee moon.  I'm not set up for night time photography here, plus our view of the night sky is (pleasantly) obscured by tall trees for the most part and (not so pleasantly) by haze this particular evening. Those excuses in place?  Here is what I have to throw out there as record of an amazingly close-up (in appearance) moon the other night.
Our first glimpse as the moon just began to clear the hazy clouds coloring the horizon.
A little later, a bit more height in the night sky, and more detail began to emerge.

Past that?  Our weather forecast has returned to all too familiar territory.  It is nearly July after all, so this is nothing if not seasonable, but still.  Sigh....  The slightly cooler summertime temperatures were sure fun while they lasted.

I push my planting "calendar" well into June with transplants and late seedings-in that I would ordinarily get done in cooler Springtime weather.  Unfortunately for me, in that cooler time of year I'm hiding indoors from the slutty awful oak trees and their attempts to forcibly pollinate my nose.

Now that the triple digits have arrived?  Even stubborn folk like me know better than to do anything other than attempt to provide extra water, occasional shade and potential screening off from hungry deer.

Even the weeds get discouraged in July, or so I pretend because even when I get out before the sun is UP to weed, it is quickly too hot by my standards to do anything other than threaten them verbally.  Which I do quickly and then retreat back into the shade.

Iced coffee anyone?


Tina said...

Lovely, lovely photos of the moon. It was magnificent, wasn't it? Not so lovely temps, but that's summer in Texas these days. Like you, I'm still planting some. Not much, but some. Alas, I still like my coffee hot. Okay, warm.

TexasDeb said...

Hey there Ms Tina - thanks as always for dropping by. That moon was magnificent. One of those "awed by nature" happenings...

Shhhh-I don't REALLY drink iced coffee - I keep trying it but once I've moved on to iced drinks for the day (which happens earlier and earlier) I seem to want tea instead.