The iris have had their day and been replaced by the lilies. These are some of my favorites. And my memory being as bad as it is allows a surprise every summer when they come up.
The new, old Italian heirloom zucchini I'm trying this year. I suspect these can get quite large.
A rare honey bee visitor. I hope she stays under the dragonfly's radar.
Little chick trying to stay cool. Yes, I know there is poop all over the sill. Their bedding is clean though.
There is some cool to be had in the shade however and a nice breeze is active today. I love these wild hydrangeas. Their little white linen buds always make me feel good to see them. What's even better is that I never have to buy any; they grow so prolifically in my woods I just transplant some where I want new ones.
There are many beautiful things already around us if we just stop and look. No need to always run to the store.