This has been a rather brutal summer so far. Dry and hot. Parts of the yard look like a construction site and others like a weedy mess. It's too hot to complete projects and neaten everything. The part that looks like the best right now is the Summersweet next to the old house site and I had no hand in that. lol
There are some that are fine with this hot dry weather and that's the insects. They are flitting and buzzing around everywhere. Butterflies all over the Buddleias and bees on the roses. The roses are actually reblooming this summer! (There are fewer Japanese beetles this year).
At times I look at my full-sun garden and long for oak trees and native azaleas, a big show in spring that subsides to quiet green in the heat of summer. But there wouldn't be all these bees and butterflies, and hummingbirds fighting over the Brazilian blue sage.
I hope you are enjoying your summer, and not getting too hot!