One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."

Heat Wave Winds Down

Purple (the tag calls it pink, but it’s obviously more lavendar) beebalm thriving in this summer’s conditions.

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An orange snapdragon with some white oregano flowers. We’re enjoying a cold snap today, with temps only just topping 90 degrees.

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These purple flower spires are appearing again this year all over the place, mostly on the fringes of my back garden, but also down in the meadow. If anyone recognizes them before I’ve had a chance to track down what they are, I’d be quite pleased to know their identity.

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Another visit to Rock Harbor, this time at high tide, as clouds sweep over the bay to bring us a bit of storminess and perhaps some cooling temperatures.

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A few minutes later.

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