…Butterflies like loosened flowers blown off by
the wind in play.  Celia Thaxter
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Turk’s Cap Lily

photo by FlashBlack

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.  Celia Thaxter
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Rudbeckias Around Pool

Rudbeckias have started blooming around the pool. I never can wait and make photo as soon as something blooms. I’ll try for one when they are in full bloom.

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Wishing Richard Brownell a Speedy Recovery

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Red Mandevilla

When one tugs at a single thing in nature; he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
John Muir

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You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. Erma Bombeck

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Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Blue River II’

Although the blossoms only last for a day, they last for many hours without water making them great for party decorations. I’m feeling a little festive already.

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