But now we've finally moved into some nice days. Long days. Which, with our cooler climate, we need if we want to actually grow anything. If you live in the southern parts of the US you may be surprised to hear how long our days are at this time of year.
The delphiniums are happy with the sun and the longer days leading into summer. I love this one for it's crazy colors. That blue doesn't even look like it should be on something out of nature.
My viburnum or snowball tree is putting on a bit of a show.
This clematis, in front of the chicken coop, is finally filling out after four long years. This season it is covered in huge, white flowers.
The veggie garden is finally waking up now that the sun and warmer temperatures have arrived. It doesn't hurt that it gets FULL SUN from sun up to sun down. Today that will be over 17 hours.
Multi colored carrots (think purple, yellow, white and of course orange), striped beets and purple bush beans are all making their way up and out of the soil. My dogs are crazy for carrots so I plant lots and lots. Cady, our yellow lab, will dig them up herself!
And after 2 1/2 months, these Wave petunias I started from seed, are finally starting to look like petunias. I can't wait to get these planted into the flowerbeds. Next year, I'll be starting these a little earlier.
And believe it or not, this is my front porch. Taken last night at 8:40 pm. It's still daylight! Of course this means that come mid-December it will be dark by 4:00 pm.
Growing up in Washington I was used to long summer days... when we moved to Phoenix I was so surprised how early it got dark in the summer (as well as how late it got dark in the winter!).
When our kids were young we had a drive-in movie place. In the summer the movies didn't start until around 10:00! Made for a late, late night!
And finally dusk arriving around 9:35.
So, the next time you picture Seattle... or Washington. Don't just think about the rain or the gray.... think about the long, long sunny days and evenings we can enjoy in June. And unlike a lot of places in the spring and summer, they're pretty bug free too!