Here's the lavender:
I wish you could smell it! It's very calming. Just on the other side of the "no jumping off it" retaining wall, you can see the Crape Myrtles peeking up at me - and to the left there are the rather massive white Rose of Sharon Bushes.
Down at the very bottom, on the right, we have some Tomato Soup Echinacea in bloom.
Mom tried to zero in on one bloom, but couldn't get her camera to focus. I've seen her stick her hand right behind, to aid the lens, so I thought I'd do what I could to help.
|"Is this better, Mom?"|
She said "not really". Hmm. Must have been some kind of mechanical error. Oddly enough, she was able to focus on this bloom:
Go figure. Let's move up a tier.
We have a "volunteer" Butterfly Weed growing just to the right of the big Butterfly Weed. How cool. You can also see some of the Wine and Roses Weigela (the dark foliage) and beyond those, the big Plume Grass Mom planted last year.
Up at the top of the gardens, the Purple Coneflowers are looking pretty spent:
|"The birds love to eat these seeds!"|
We leave the old seed heads for the birdies! I also saw a cool bug up there, so that was fun.
Let's check on Cam's favorite of the sedum, the Dazzleberry/D'Azulberry sedum:
|"D'Azulberry. Ha roo roo roo!"|
Looking mighty good!
Let's head over to the purple & pink Rose of Sharon.
|"You've got to stop and smell the roses. Of Sharon."|
They're so beautiful! I couldn't help but stop and give a sniff! Here's a close-up for you:
Beautiful, aren't they?
Here's one last shot - it's one of our Russian Sages, standing tall and looking great:
Or something like that.
Anyway, I hope you're in the Zone now. Have a wonderful Sunday and remember to take time out to see all the beauty around you.