After being away for a few days, I did my Second Look where I found astilbe and coneflowers with their first blooms of the season. However, I had to cut my exploration short as the wind picked up and the sky darkened. I made it inside just before heavy rain started.
Here's what I found this week.
The first coneflower
As the spirea is fading, the astilbe are coming out in full force.