Où est août ? Août est là. C'est le mois d'août... le mois doux. Les aoûtiens sont partis, et les juilletistes sont rentrés... Excuse me. I got carried away. August is here. If you can pronounce all that, your French is pretty good.
So are these purple flowers. Pretty, I mean, and in good shape. We never picked our artichokes, and they have all turned into fuzzy purple flowers (above) at this point.
This flower is a geranium. It's a perennial geranium called the "rozanne" — we have two big pots of them on the front deck.
And finally, here are the hydrangeas that Walt grew from cuttings off a big plant on the north side of our house and planted out front, under the deck. This year they are purple.