Cool and rainy weekend


I love this weather (very Portland-like!). I wish it would stay like this all the time. I would be out in the garden more than I am now, that is for sure! 









aug5 Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy


  1. Cool and rainy here, too; I am loving it, and so is the garden! I hope we have seen the last of high nineties temps and miserable humidity for this year. Your garden looks lush and wonderful. Have you taken out a tree or two in front of your house? Maybe the perspective of your photo is different or my memory is wrong, but I remember crepe myrtles in front of your house. At any rate, your house is looking great. Best wishes! Deb

    1. Hi Deb, yes, I took the crepe myrtles out!

  2. So cool here we have a fire!! Bit ridiculous in August! Good gardening weather though, as you say! Your garden looks so inviting, such interesting corners to explore!

  3. We have had the cool, but I wish for the rainy. Overall, its been fairly wet this summer but we need a little now.

  4. Your garden has it's summer lush look. Beautiful. I could almost hear your garden heave a sigh of relief. My garden is still brown around the edges awaiting it's share of rain and cooler temps. Bring it on...

  5. We finally had some rain a few days ago, too, and now the temps have cooled as well--isn't it wonderful? Your shady, woodland retreats even make me think of Portland, one of my favorite places--beautiful!

  6. It does look a little Portland, which is a very good way to look. I love a garden of shade, perhaps because mine has none.

    What really caught my eye in Portland were the ecstatically happy conifers. We have plenty of conifers in my climate, but they bear a air of stoic endurance. In Portland, they party.

  7. We're having a cool spell too, but I won't count on it staying. It is still August after all. I love fall, but I guess I'm not quite ready to let go of summer flowers!

  8. Beautiful pics as usual, Phillip.

    Your garden looks enchanted and enchanting, inhabited by all manner or spirits and sprites.

  9. Nice house and nice garden. Should make anyone interested in gardening a very nice place to live. Let me know when it sells. JC

  10. Phillip, I love your garden so much. Thank you for sharing it with us.~~Dee


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