Thought I'd share a little bit of color in protest of the hot and dry summer we've had. These were all taken within 10 ft. of our house. My wife managed to work some magic in keeping some greenery and color going through the worst of the heat. Kudos to her! I'm quite partial to the photo of my Japanese Maple (yes, mine), since it was a Father's Day gift from my wife and kids when we first moved to our current house. It's actually had new growth on it most of the summer, which is surprising.
Anyway, here's to hoping the sweltering heat is behind us as only 16 days remain until the Autumnal Equinox and, quite possibly, my favorite season of the year! It's only supposed to be a high of 77 tomorrow. Word.