Back after an extended sabatical to get a handle on a foot problem which prevented me from making my usual rounds with the camera. So a bit of color catchup is in order.
This is a “Texas Star,” originally from Mexico. These are one day wonders. When the sun sets, the flowers drops off. Rather invasive if not controlled, they are to say the least, an eye popper.
A baby blue or as my wife insists on calling them, Carolina Blues. Once upon a time, these would ripen to a deep blue (Not quite Duke blue) but for the past few summers, they stop at pale blue. The PH of the soil determines color so obviously something is going on with the soil. No complaints from my wife, however.
I always think of the Sammy Turner song from the late 50’s “Lavender Blue” when this Hydrangea pops out in color in the early summer. It reipens to a rather light purple.
An Evening Primrose. A prolific bloomer which is a good thing because it drops it flowers at sunset and opens new blooms at sunrise the next morning.
Van Gogh Sunflowers in the field. I’ve never met a living soul who doesn’t swoon over these….they really are the flower of summer.
Thanks for the look (s) and stay safe. See you next time.