|Beautiful "surprise" lilies make an unexpected appearance.
|Surprise lilies, Lycoris squamigera, bloom among the apple mint.
|Hibiscus just keep producing.
However, several back to back thunderstorms, including a deluge that dropped six inches of rain amid ear-splitting thunder in a single night, have thoroughly drenched the soil in our area. The result is a great deal of flooding. Many roads are closed. Basements have been flooded causing costly, mostly uninsured damage.
There's been some difficult days for a lot of people. Meanwhile, the frogs are singing and the mosquitoes are taking hostages! There is still a part of me that loves a rainy day, but right now a dry day is cause for celebration.
|The last few years the phlox bloom has been sparse.but it is enjoying the extra moisture this year.
|Cheerful yellow blossoms from an unknown "pass along" plant.
|I love the pure white bloom of this Rose of Sharon.
|I am learning to appreciate the bloom of this vivid day lily.
|I am sharing my parsley with this heavy eater. My reward will be the butterflies.
|Remember Martha? Our lone surviving guinea was missing and feared gone forever. Now she's back. And just in time. There's lots of mosquitoes to eat, Martha!
|Another surprise! Martha has been laying her eggs under the rose bush right next to the house. This is an exercise in futility, though, since Martha is a single gal.