That sounds wonderful, jc. This part of Oklahoma has lots of hills and lakes and is known as "Green Country." Until this summer. As a local newspaper columnist wrote the other day, it is now Beige Country. We've broken all sorts of records for heat, and a lot of the grass and trees have turned brown. Our fall is not going to be as colorful as usual this year. (sigh)
I love the lush look of your yard in your photos, and I am envious. We have lots of azaleas, dogwoods, etc. and our yard is normally very shady and pretty, but I wouldn't post any pictures of it this summer. The weeds have taken over great patches of it because it's been too hot to keep up with yardwork.