Too sunny a location for that Fuchsia. Out:
While deadheading one morning came the realization that gardening is extremely enjoyable when done "in the moment", in what psychologists term "a flow state", and that the signs when, read in a flow state, smoothly promote its continuance.
A flow state, in psychology, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.
In the zone. Like a Hummingbird at the Cupheas. Got it.
Hot weather this week. Not much gardening until it eases.
After 9am each morning, taking refuge in the house. Before 9 am, spot watering and enjoying the small successes of more effort put into summer annuals. The Zinnias, Vincas, and Cosmos seem unaffected. Seeing the garden look a little better this summer is heartening. The Zinnias in particular are unfazed by the heat:
Better this year.