They Might Be Giants



That was the name of a favorite movie of mine

starring George C. Scott. Well done story about

a group of people with mental illness.

These are my Elephant Ear Caladiums,Giant Colocasia They also

are growing to be giants this year. The plants have been

moved to various spots in my yard on three separate occasions;

they are about 23 years old. The trunk of this particular

plant is about 10 inches around and taller than me. The fence

is six feet tall to give an idea of the scale.


First day of Summer



It was already hot this morning when I went to the garden.

The high temperature all week is predicted to be in the upper 90s

to nearly 100. Factoring in the ever present humidity means I will not be out

side very much after the noon hour. A rain shower now would only make things stickier.

I have friends in L.A. and Phoenix- they are experiencing much worse

heat…and it is life threatening in those areas. Many homes have limited air-conditioning

so I will try hard not grumble and instead pray for relief for everyone.

I read that this is the hottest beginning to a summer in history.

Some say it is global warming, I say climate change,

either way we will all look forward to some cooler days.

That will not be until October here in Central Texas.

I might as well get a big pitcher of iced tea ready

and turn  all the fans to high now!