June at Erehwon Retreat

June at Erehwon Retreat

June is here, the magnolias still have their flowers and the crepe myrtles in the neighborhood walks are just starting to bloom. The days are long and getting hot, so our sugar sand beaches are ever more the destination of guests. This is indeed a great time of the year to visit Tampa. All the huge oak trees cast really long shadows and the onshore breeze coming from Gulf of Mexico is helpful in keeping the air from becoming too hot and heavy. Pretty soon the very dependable afternoon rain showers will be here and they, too, help cool things down. Wardrobe decisions are simplified now—shorts and flip flops. Better to put another ice cube in the glass, grab a cool shady spot beneath one of our big 90 year old tress, enjoy the breeze and wait for the rain.

We were quite busy in late April with end of high season repairs, repainting, planting, trimming, weeding in our native plant garden.