I'm amazed these days at how quickly plants are coming into flower! The season just keeps unfolding, all too fast. In the last few days both our Pinks and ur bush clematis have flowered. The pinks are right below my window and the clematis sits beside me - up on a small table because a chipmunk was coming onto the deck and targeting it to dig in, scattering dirt all around.
Mrs. F.G. took at leadt half these phots, including the last three.
We had a wonderful long rainy day yesterday, very welcome indeed after about three weeks of heat and sun with no rain. There were a few rolls of thunder and heavy rainfall, but it was mostly gentle rain that went on for five hours. Wonderful for the garden. In the evening a young skunk and two young rabbits were foraging in the yard. Mrs. F.G. will have a wildlife problem if they start nibbling her plants!
A cold front followed the storm and this morning the temperature has dropped about ten degrees. With a strong wind outside it's really quite chilly. I can't remember seeing the clouds blowing across the sky so fast. The sun shines for a few seconds through a clear patch and then the shadows of the clouds return. I'll wait for warmer temperatures this afternoon before I go out, and hopefully the wind will have died down.