It's coming, it's coming ...

I hope.

Sure looks like some rain is out there headed our way. Last night we tried to fool Mother Nature by leaving the umbrella up and some lounge chair cushions out...but it didn't work.

I just put the cushions away. I'm giving up on the superstitions. I'm just going to go outside and do a naked rain dance instead. (Just kidding!) But I'm almost desperate enough to do it.

And, because I can't go out and take just one picture, here are a few shots of some plants that are happy in the heat.

This is a Hyacinth bean vine that was sent to me by my blogging friend, Michelle. It is on the fence of the new lily garden bed.

And this is my Pavonia, tucked into the same bed, and safely out of the way of munching deer who've always eaten them before!