Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Garden Tuesday: Summer Solstice!

Today is our Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. As you can see from these pictures, taken at noon, it's sunny outside, and a balmy 75 degrees.

We will have plenty of apples on the tree in the courtyard this year.

And the second species of dogwood is blooming. A few weeks ago I posted a picture of a pink dogwood next to a lilac; these white ones might be Korean dogwood, according to a book I have, and they bloom much later. I like having flowers for weeks at a time!
Happy Summer Solstice, everyone!

14 comments:

Nichole said...

I'm waiting on the fall equinox!

Big Dude said...

Your yard always looks lush

SissySees said...

Sissy is NOT AMUSED that summer weather is back again. She likes her daily, multi-mile walks, but doesn't like heat.

Pam said...

When I saw the dogwood in the thumbnail at my blog, I knew it was you! I didn't realize that some species bloom later then others.

altadenahiker said...

My favorite holiday.

rottrover said...

Enjoy those etra minutes of sunshine!!

lostpastremembered said...

Lovely, can't believe it's summer already. Petunia is already miserable. We met an Italian mastiff in the park named Thunder and thought of Thor... he was grumpy about the heat too!!

Pam said...

I always say this but I will again - your yard is amazing! Happy summer solstice.

Melynda said...

That tree is beautiful! I agree with Big Dude, you yard is always lush and lovely.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Gorgeous yard. I must get out and do some work on mine :)

Benny and Lily said...

Nice pictures for the first day of summer
Benny & Lily

The Blonde Duck said...

Hooray!

Sue said...

I love flowering trees. Ours are done for the year, but I'm enjoying yours.
Sue

~~louise~~ said...

Beautiful Dogwood, Marjie. I'm thinking about getting one for the front lawn. I just can't decide on a color...

Thanks for sharing...