Monday Morning Mugginess .......

Oh my.

It is June 22nd ....... the first full day of Summer and it feels every minute of that! 

The forecast is for 90 degrees and I am certain we have 90% humidity! 

If I had naturally curly hair ... it would be curly-curly-curly!    Instead ... my thick, heavy hair is plastered to my head and weights on my forehead.

The humidity hangs in the house .... and although there is a lovely west breeze .... I get a steam bath just walking to the kitchen for my third cup of coffee.   A pore-opening facial is possible while strolling through the gardens.

It is this heat and humidity that makes my favorite flowers grow.  And, according to my customer Dawn,  gardens aren't made from sitting in the shade!

But sweating is in my job description, not yours.

And it is why .... we are doing what we can to make your visit more relaxing.

Honey had been listening to the Summer Kitchen when it whined and complained about wanting a larger porch.  It had a small stoop ... and it was always in the plans to do something different ... but now was the time.

Now it has a nice large porch with two Leopold benches.  Perfect for sitting or setting down that bucket of freshly picked flowers.

I've been trying to work on the corn-zebo.  It is not where I want it to be yet.

I need to re-cover the cushions on the sofa .... and I need two Westport chairs. 

This Mandevilla is slowly climbing up the trellis and the walls of the corn-zebo.  There is a fabulous gardenia that scents the entire area when it blooms.

Honey and I have been talking ............ and talking ........... and talking.

We are trying to come up with more and more ways to make your visit to Miss Eff's comfortable and inviting.

More gardens.

More flowers.

More park-like.

In a farm-y kind of way. 

After all ..... we want to give you something to crow about.



Lisa Anthony said…
Loved seeing the corn-zebo when we visited, last week. Such a creative re-purposing of that structure. It felt magical, being in the ocean of countryside; I kept thinking how beautiful it would be at night, too. :-) Thank you for making Miss Effie's!

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