Thank you to all of you who have left comments while I have been taking a break. My neck is much better. I have to admit that there hasn't been much gardening this year at my house or even in my town. We have been in a terrible drought this year (about 14 inches low on rain if I understood right). The land is parched and many many things have died. Even established trees are struggling this year. To make things worse we have also been having unusual wind (for here) and record breaking temperatures. You know it is hot when people are excited when a cool front comes through and it is only 105 degrees. It has been as hot as 120 and believe me when I say that is HOT! I am usually an avid gardener but this year I don't even want to step outside. It has really been hard on my poor critters too. My poor chickens were dropping like flies until I started spraying them down each day with water. They don't like it too much but it saves their lives. I have lost so many plants that I have lost count. It is taking lots of water to keep what lives alive. I am thankful for the ones that have survived. In the meantime, I have been enjoying the gardens of others in other places on the internet. They inspire me, teach me, and amaze me. I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the beautiful places I have been. Check them out here.