Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Second Look--July 20, 2016

This was another typical summer week with  hot and humid weather without much rain. Without that rain, the ground is starting to get parched and some of the plants look stressed. However, two new flowers made their appearances--tiger lilies and black-eyed susans.

Because of the heat, I'm not spending much time outside, so I have some very impressive weeds. (No pictures, maybe next week.) It's amazing how big some of them can get despite the fact that the weather is hostile to many other plants.

Here are a few things I saw this week 
during a Second Look.

Black-eyed Susan, BTW, this is Maryland's state flower.

The squirrels continue to amuse and frustrate us at the same time.

 Amazingly, we still have a couple pansies blooming. A rare thing this time of year with the heat.

Balloon flowers (Platycodon)

I'm not sure what this bird is, but my best guess is a juvenile sparrow of some sort.

Tiger lily

Swallowtail butterfly


Young rabbit