Yesterday morning before a late breakfast. Sitting under the vine. Talking with Grace. G working in the shed. Patches of the Virginia Creeper vine around the tree are dying but it still looks pretty good on the whole. Actually lots of the garden, especially my tomatoes and zinnias, looks sick. Tomato wilt? Do zinnias get tomato wilt? Or is it the grey water from Grace's bath? Which I thought would be OK given the miniscule amount of soap in it. Or just not enough water? Or something else altogether? Mostly the Virgina Creeper is still going strong. As are the geraniums, heliotrope and sages. A green resting place for the eyes. Summer gardens need plants that stay green when all else shrivels.
Welsh Poppy. I've never had them flower all through summer before, but I've been cutting the seed heads off and every so often get a flush of new blooms. They don't last long in the heat. Just a couple of hours in the morning. Which is really all you need.