If it's August it's time for some deck sitting. And this year part of the view includes drifts of orange cosmos.
It's hard to believe I've been doing this for a year -- of course, you can find something in the garden every day to celebrate. True. Even in winter.
This year the Seventh Day stretched a bit into the Eighth Day because of a wonderful long weekend spent with out-of-town family. In any event, there are some remarkable differences between August 2010 and August 2009, no doubt due at least in part to this summer's extra-warm July. One notable benchmark: The Casa Blanca lilies are blooming now; last Aug. 7 they were still in buds. Another benchmark: The corn is twice as tall as it was last year at this time.
I had considered dropping the Seventh Day Project after a year, but I think I'll keep it going. I'm having way too much fun.
As always, check out the photos in the sidebar at top right.