Distraction from Heat and Smoke

This will be a short one, all made up of photos for your viewing pleasure–a relief for us on the U.S. West Coast experiencing foul air and energy-sucking heat. A few days before the SECOND malevolent heat wave hit Oregon, I got out for photos on a sweet, tepid morning when the A.Q.I was Good. So, here are some garden denizens of July and August.

I’ve posted my favorites here, but for more garden prettiness, visit my website jill zeller. (I blame the brevity of this post on hyperthermia and hypoxia, particularly at night when both interfere with my sleep.)


Astranchia (masterwork)

BTW, the garter snake, bull frogs (2 summering in the pond), Bullock’s orioles, spotted towhee, lesser AND American goldfinches thrive, because I keep stumbling out there to refill the bird baths.



About Jill Zeller

Author of numerous novels and short stories, Jill Zeller is a Left Coast writer, 2nd generation Californian, retired registered nurse, and obsessed gardener. She lives in Oregon with her patient husband, 2 silly English mastiffs and 2 rescue cats—the silliest of all. Her works explore the boundaries of reality. Some may call it fantasy, but there are rarely swords and never elves. More to the point, she prefers to write as if myth, imagination and hallucination are as real as the chair she is sitting on as she writes this. Jill Zeller also writes under the pseudonym Hunter Morrison

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