Okay, it's not July anymore, but it was when these pictures were taken. I ran outside after dinner the other night so I could get pictures without the sun blinding me and washing out all the flowers.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I have no idea what I'm doing when I'm taking pictures. It takes me 10 shots of the same thing to get one I like. With that being said, the lighting in some of these turned out so cool. The sun was setting and everything was glowing, which, amazingly, comes across in the photos. Total fluke.
I've finally got a dahlia blooming!
Actually, I must have gotten two different bulbs planted in the same spot.
One's a solid lavender and the other has white on it.
Either way, it's always the first clump to bloom.
Two more phlox are goin' now.
A hot pink and a purple.
Some sort of mini sunflower that comes back every year, multiplied by 100.
It's at least a foot taller than me, the roots go to China and the bees love it.
Feel free to leave a comment if you know what it is.
The mallow tree in the parking strip.
And the kids climbing it with the neighbor girl.
This begonia and the fuchsias came back from last year.
And no, I still haven't painted that door or installed the new window that's been sitting in the driveway for three years.
Thanks for noticing.
Okay, before I go, here are some full shots of the front yard, starting with the view from the porch.
And into August we go...