If any weekend snapshot participants are looking for my WS post, that is below this one. I am going to be away for the better part of this week and I won't have computer access for most of the time. I am looking forward to it and hopefully will return with photographs from the coastline of NC which will be a change of pace from my home photographs in the piedmont.The tiger lilies above may be amongst the few that bloom this year in my garden. The unbelievable heat is beginning to leave a scorched look to everything. I've been taking so many photographs that I'll have a lot to post even if my garden ends up barren from the record breaking unseasonable heat. My father told me that they called tiger lilies: ditch lilies, when he was a child. The reason was they sprung up in the ditches along the side of the road. I've had them pop up places I didn't plant them too.
It's much cooler on the coast where I'm heading so that will be a bonus. If I were a bird I'd be heading to somewhere cooler. They seem to be doing ok and I've put extra water containers out for them. It's supposed to rain while I'm gone and I sure hope it does. Although there are people who will be looking out for my house, I don't feel comfortable asking them to water because I don't use any automatic irrigation or even hoses anymore. We pulled out of our drought but with this heat unless we get regular rain this summer, it could quickly become a problem again. I collect rain water and water with a watering can. If my tomato, cucumber, squash, basil, and many flowering plants don't survive my vacation there's always the farmer's market.