The dog days of summer…

[Dog Days is the name for the most sultry period of summer, from about July 3 to Aug. 11.]

… makes me long for a bit of refreshing rain:

This was a miniature rose I planted a couple of years ago.  It didn’t make it through the dog days of summer because we were gone for a vacation, and my brother who was supposed to be watering the plant had forgotten to do so.  By the time we returned, the rose was beyond rescue.  But at least I have a picture of it basking in the freshness from a round of gentle summer rain.

For those who are enjoying or not enjoying the dog days of summer, it won’t be long now! :)

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Thanks to Barbara of Stray Thoughts for awarding me:

7 thoughts on “The dog days of summer…

  1. It does look refreshed there. I planted one of these in the ground here and it has just gone bananas! I have to trim it back constantly…
    Have a wonderful evening…

  2. We got just a sprinkle this afternoon – more of a hint of rain than a real rain. And even though I hate the cold I’m ready for the “dog days” to be over. I love the fall, the crisp mornings when I can sit on the deck in my pj’s and drink hot tea with a quilt wrapped around me. Blessings, marlene

  3. It was a such a lovely rose bush…maybe you can plant another? I adore the swan planter too. What a lovely piece for a patio or porch. Congratulations on your well deserved award!
    ~Kalianne

  4. That’s too bad they didn’t make it! They are lovely. I haven’t had much luck with my miniature ones, either. I’ve had a couple but they’ve both died. My regular outdoor roses bushes thrive in spite of me, not because of me!

    That container is lovely, too.

  5. HUH? …… haha.. poor flowers!! :)) haha.. i think i could imagine how it went with our brother.. when it comes to watering flowers!

  6. Beautiful roses — but at least you’ve still got the container! Maybe you could plant another rose bush in it?
    Congratulations on your award!

  7. Oh…so right on my birthday (August 11) the weather should be turning. Though right now we are having a period of rain, which makes me glad that I do not have to water my lawn.
    The planter is a lovely design and looks great with the miniature roses. Sorry they did not survive.

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