Garden Photo of the Day

Feelin’ the heat…

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Did I mention that it was HOT in Chicago when I visited a couple of weeks ago? We’re talking mid-90s and steamy. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one wilting in the heat. I spotted this little guy trying to catch his breath in Lauren McVey Rush’s back garden. I know just what you’re sayin’, buddy.


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  1. user-7006885 09/19/2011

    I know how that little guy feels! It's cooled down considerably since then so he's probably brought out his winter jammies this last week and has been snuggling down in his nest these past few nights.

  2. Deanneart 09/19/2011


  3. Happily_Gardening 09/19/2011

    Hysterical and sooo cute..great capture Michelle! Check out the nails, sorely in need of a manicure too, LOL.

  4. bamboomary 09/19/2011

    That's great!

  5. SurlyJo 09/19/2011

    Caption: "I knew I shouldn't have eaten that last acorn!"

  6. dashwp 09/19/2011

    I want to send some photos, the email us link does not work.

  7. MichelleGervais 09/19/2011

    dashwp-- email me at mgervais (at) taunton dot com
    (Don't know why I'm going to the trouble of disguising the email address...)

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