Monday, June 28, 2010

Thirsty!


Even lawns as green as this one get extra thirsty in Selma summers. With temperatures mostly in the mid- to upper 90s through June so far, even frequent afternoon showers aren't enough to keep grass and plants growing.

Notice the large planters in the yard. They are very popular in Selma, especially in the yards of antebellum and Victorian homes.

Thanks to guest photographer Christine Weerts.

8 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

RR: What a great looking estate.

Rambling Round said...

Yes it is, Fishing Guy. The owners rent out the downstairs and gardens for parties, weddings, receptions, etc.

Jacob said...

We have the same problem here, although we did get a good hard rain yesterday afternoon. Of course, the lightning hit something not too far from us which caused a "boil water" order for that neighborhood!

Look at those columns. Magnificent. I like those big flower pot, but someone very close to me thinks they look like funeral urns... :-)

Rambling Round said...

Jacob, don't think I've ever had to boil water due to lightning. Must have hit the waterworks! Uh, I can assure everybody that these are funeral urns! LOL

EG Wow said...

Large planters are big here too. They tend to not dry out as fast as smaller ones.

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

We keep getting teased by large thunderclouds that don't do much.

What a lovely mansion!

Virginia said...

It's hot and there's no doubt about that!
V

Hilda said...

Sounds like our summers too. Everything just turns brown! But our rainy season has just started so everything's turning green again.

Very elegant columns in this gorgeous house.