Monday, July 15, 2013

Rainy Day Flowers

Roses. (7/9/13)
If nothing else, we have certainly experienced more-than-adequate rainfall this summer thus far in upstate New York. In addition to an increase in the number of bugs, we have been fortunate to see an explosion of flowers in our garden. One consequence of this is that some seem to be cycling through their seasons more quickly.

The roses pictured above are nearly at nose height and greet me each day as I exit my car in the small garden between our's and the neighbor's houses. The oak leaf hydrangea (which has grown by leaps-and bounds in the past three years) is beside our front porch.

A slightly past-its-prime oak leaf hydrangea. (7/9/13)
Now that the sweltering heat and humidity has returned, at least there are these photos to remind me of cooler (and wetter) days in the recent past!

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