Click on any photo for a closer look. You will not be disappointed.
I have always loved the deep orange color of the Ditch Lilies.
Just for contrast, I thought I'd show you the 9 p.m. sunset from after our last storm a couple nights ago, one last time.
So unbelievable, the deep orange of the sky.
What that same storm produced, was so much rain saturation, that the weeds in the garden went rampant, the lettuce shot up 4 inches overnight, and the clover in the lawn is so thick that it will take two mowings to clean it all up. That's what we get for taking off over the weekend, not that I'm complaining about the break.
My mystery plant is indeed, a tobacco. My son says to dry it and he and Dad will chew it up~~~sounds gross to me. I will let it flower, then, out it comes. I have no space in my garden for this invader. Besides, he's covering up quite a few tasty and healthier, I might add, carrots.
Look closely, or enlarge for a close-up, and you will see that even the bugs chew disgusting tobacco.
Even the early bird knows that, like this distant Bluejay that was making such a racket at my early 5 a.m. sunrise.
It sure was a pretty one tho.
I cannot get enough of the sunrises. I have to take them all in now, because once Bill retires from the sweatshop paper mill, we plan on 'sleeping in.'
With all of the heat of the day and the scattered showers and downpours, everything has been bursting, YES!
The Purple Top Turnips need at least a couple more days before we won't be able to resist them any longer.
The apple trees branches at the farm by Mom are heavy with apples that soon will need support, or they break under the apple weight or before the bears get the chance to destroy them. You can bet that Mama will be on watch with a high powered deterrent in hand.
The same goes for her Mulberries. The birds and the bear had watch their backs. Mama wants pie.
One last look at the vivid orange of the Ditch Lilies. These beauties are Mom's and have been behind the house for as long as I can remember.
They sure are showing off this year.
I hope you enjoyed the earlybird stroll.