Today was the sort of day for which I spend over half the year longing. It was hot, about 95 degrees, humid, and there was nary a cloud to be seen. Finally, I feel like my blood has thawed from the cold, savage winter past.
I spent all day in the yard puttering with the garden. All the flowers I plant are mid- to late-summer blooming, so things are finally starting to open up. The Bee Balm is finally starting to flower, something which brings great joy to my heart. Here is a picture of one of the flowers:
Here is a picture of a Hairy Woodpecker relaxing on the Finch feeder in the back yard:
Finally, while I was taking some pictures my dog felt like playing, so I chased her around, camera in hand. I snapped some pictures while I was chasing her, and I like how this one turned out. The picture is fuzzy, crooked, and not at all well taken, but I love it, anyway. And yes, she is going around a Mulberry bush: