Spring Into Summer

In March Texas Bluebonnets popped up in our flower beds.

Then in April the Red Corn Poppies and Laura Bush Petunias took over.

Spring has past and now we are in the heat of summer. The mercury in our thermometer hit 107.4 degrees at the studio today. And that was in the shade! The Laura Bush Petunias are beginning to look a bit ragged but the heat loving Zinnias are in their element. I had never really paid attention to the multicolored flowers until we were visiting our dear friends, Jerry and Sharon in Ajijic, Mexico several years ago. We had gone to dinner and a bed was planted near the restaurant. I exclaimed in my Texas accent, “Oh, Zeen-yahs. Aren’t they pretty?” Jerry’s gruff voice split the air, “Mikki, you say Zin-E-Ahs. Not Zeen-yahs.” Sharon and Jack broke out in laughter. OPPS! I must admit I can’t ever look at these happy flowers without thinking of Jerry and Sharon.

The Pipevine Swallowtail Butterflies certainly like the Zin-E-Ahs!

We have a new baby in the neighborhood, a little fawn. This was as close as the attentive doe would let me get to snap a photo. Thought you would like take a little break from painting today and see what’s happening on Senkarik Pond. Have a great day. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik.

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One Response to “Spring Into Summer”

  1. mjspringett Says:

    Love the fawn, thanks Mikki, MJ

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