Here in Portland we've been having an unseasonably warm summer. Temps have soared into the 90s for days on end, and we've hardly had a drop of rain since late June. Although dry summer months are common here in the PNW (our reward for enduring the fall/winter/spring rains) the hot temperatures are not.
Portlanders don't know what to with so much sunshine. We're used to cool, rainy, cloudy days. Local lawns and flowers are taking a beating. Nearly all our flowers have dried up (well.....forgetting to water them doesn't help....but normally we don't have to water very much!)
Luckily we have a few hardy rose bushes in our front yard that are still producing some lovely blooms. My hubby discovered this gorgeous rose the other day. Not only a creamy white, it's petals are tipped in a delicate shade of pink. Nice to have something to brighten up our fried front yard!
Linking to: Our World Tuesday.