Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Second Look--June 26, 2013

It had been a hot week with several days in the 90's. Fortunately, we've had a couple of thunder storms that have cooled things off in the evenings. New flowers are continuing to bloom, especially the day lilies.  But today I also found a trumpet lily. (However, as most of you know, day lilies aren't true lilies, so really my first lilies just started to bloom today.) I have figured out that there are four baby blue birds and they seem to be doing well. They certainly have a very attentive mother. Every time I open the box to look at the nest, she dive bombs me. You would think that I would get the message, but every few days, curiosity gets the best of me and I check on their progress again.

Here's what I saw this week during a Second Look.

Day Lilies

Balloon Flower

The bees love the milkweed blooms.

Trumpet lily (Lilium regal)

Day lily

Notice all of the cattle are in the shade trying to beat the heat.