Beating the Heat

It’s not as hot as it was a few weeks ago, but it’s still warm, and I’m always on the lookout for ways to stay cool. My plants were thirsty so I relaxed in the backyard and did a bit of watering.

Do you see the little bee house on the right? I had mason bees in my garden this spring. They don’t sting and they don’t make honey, but they are great pollinators. After a few weeks, the females fill the house with next year’s bees (in cocoons) and then they die. I’ll take this batch of future bees into the garage for the winter and bring them out to hatch in the spring.

yellow and blue

Top: Target
Skirt: Eddie Bauer via swapped
Cuff: Street market in Florida
Pleather shoes: Luo Luo

Alice and Jean

My cat, Alice, joined me in the garden. She’s blind, so she can’t escape the yard like most cats, but she really enjoys exploring. She’s even started running! If I say “run run run” she knows the coast is clear and she takes off. When I say “careful!” she knows to slow down. She’s smashed into the house, pots, and chairs before so the warning word really helps her. She’s a smartie!

Alice wants down

After making sure all the plants were watered, I poured myself a glass of rosé–that’s seems like the best way to cool off!

I joined Style Sessions at Style Elixir, Monday Bloom at DC in Style and Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet–checkout what other bloggers are wearing!


Filed under Fashion, Thrifty

8 responses to “Beating the Heat

  1. Alice is gorgeous! My best cat ever was a calico, and I love them. You look fresh and pretty in the heat. Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday.

  2. Love, love, love the shoes! Celeste 🙂

  3. really great top with that cute skirt

  4. jangrahammcmillen

    Bees, and kittehs and a pretty garden with a girl in a prettier outfit! Lovely of you to help the bees … I’m so glad you do. Great top with your blues … I love the color and cut, and you surely deserved the rose after!
    Happy summer!

    • I really like bees and they need our help! Plus, these one’s don’t sting 🙂 Thanks for your wonderful comment. I hope you’re enjoying summer too! It’s fun to work on my garden. I have big aspirations!

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