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Happy Summer!

oscillating sprinkler

Happy solstice.

Oscillating sprinkler spattering
hot morning sun
dripping tomatoes

Happy solstice! Today was a rare day for watering but necessary, and because I don’t have my drip hoses set up I used the somewhat wasteful oscillating sprinkler. Such a nice memory of other summer mornings from way, way back seeing the oscillating lawn sprinkler,  my parents’ original aluminum one, slowly waving back and forth in the sun, its funnel-shaped spray looking as if it’s arms were open and reaching to the early morning sky, the misty spray full of rainbows, the water droplets pattering all the leaves.

And below, just to make it complete, dripping tomato cages, happy tomatoes, happy lettuce, happy carrots, happy leeks, happy phlox, and happy me, behind the camera.

garden being watered

Happy garden.


4 responses

  1. How refreshing!

    June 20, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    • It really was–it was so hot already at that time this morning!

      June 20, 2012 at 11:07 pm

  2. I would never have stopped to see the beauty in the spinkler, as your very artistic eye. These are great shots.

    June 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    • Bernie, I nearly cried when the water came flying out of it. Just an old sentimental thing.

      June 20, 2012 at 11:08 pm

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